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By the Numbers

By The Numbers – January 2019




Bay Area

The number of license applications that Calaveras County received from potential commercial cannabis cultivators, as of early December: 743 (Source: East Bay Times)

The number of applications that Calaveras County has approved for commercial cannabis cultivation licenses, as of early December 2018: 250 (Source East Bay Times)

The maximum number of cannabis plants that the Martinez City Council is considering limiting residents to grow indoors at home, per household: 6 (Source: Martinez News-Gazette)

The number of cannabis farms that are expected to be approved to begin operation in the Alameda County within the next six months: 1 (Source: FOX KTVU)


The number of awards that were handed out to winners in a variety of categories at the Cannabis Business Awards in Denver in December 2018: 20 (Source: Westword)

The estimated number of cannabis-related convictions committed before recreational cannabis legalization that Denver Mayor Michael Hancock wants to erase: 10,000 (Source: The Gazette)

The rank of Colorado in teen vaping rates among 37 states surveyed: 1 (Source: Colorado Public Radio News)

The estimated amount of cannabis, in pounds, that was confiscated by the police last week, during an investigation of eight marijuana businesses reported to be operating illegally in Colorado Springs: 100 (Source: The Gazette)

Los Angeles

The amount of money, in millions of dollars, that Los Angeles-based cannabis firm OG DNA Genetics Inc. raised through two initial equity financing deals, which will be used to expand its business within California: 35 (Source: GlobeNewswire)

The amount of space, in square footage, which is contained in the seven-story building in downtown Los Angeles which is dedicated to businesses in the cannabis industry: 67,000 (Source: Forbes)

The amount of money, in millions of dollars, that it cost to acquire a seven-story building in Los Angeles that will be dedicated to cannabis businesses: 14 (Source: Bisnow)

The amount of money, in thousands of dollars, that an LA-based firm submitted as a bid to apply for Maine’s cannabis consultant position: 199 (source: Portland Press Herald)


The number of state-level medical cannabis provisioning center licenses that have been approved to operate in the city of Lansing: 1 (Source: Lansing State Journal)

The number of local conditional provisioning center licenses that were issued to prospective operators in Lansing in late-November: 10 (Source: Lansing State Journal)

The number of cannabis plants that the state’s first licensee is permitted to grow at a single time under Michigan’s Medical Marihuana Facilities Licensing Act: 6,000 (Source:

The number of cannabis plants that an adult can grow inside their home under Michigan’s new recreational cannabis legislation: 12 (Source: WWMT)

San Diego

The number of cannabis business licenses that the city of Solana Beach would allow if voters choose to approve them in 2020: 2 (Source: The Coast News Group)

The number of signatures required by Solana Beach City Council in order to approve an initiative as an ordinance or ballot measure: 860 (Source: The Coast News Group)

The amount of money, in thousands of dollars, that cannabis dispensary license applicants in Imperial Beach must pay in processing fees: 10,000 (Source: Fox5 San Diego)

The number of cannabis production facilities, out of 21 applicants, that were being considered to be granted a conditional permit by the San Diego Planning Commission in December: 1 (Source: Del Mar Times)


The number of licenses that the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board approved for cannabis cultivation research: 1 (Source: KXLY)

The estimated number of people who attended the first annual Lemonhaze Convention & Comedy Festival in late October in Tacoma, Washington: 3,000 (Source: The Spokesman-Review)

The estimated percentage of decline in prices for Oregon recreational cannabis products due to overproduction: 50 (Source: The Oregonian)

The projected amount of money, in millions of dollars, that Oregon’s recreational cannabis industry is expected to make in sales in 2018: 543 (Source: Oregon Live)


The approximate amount of money, in millions of American dollars, that Thailand’s Government Pharmaceutical Organization invested in a cannabis research plantation: 3.6 (Source: Asia Times)

The number of licensed cannabis dispensaries currently operating in Brandywine, Maryland: 1 (Source: Baltimore Business Journal)

The number of licensed medical and recreational cannabis producers in Canada that received approval to cultivate and sell cannabis: 133 (Source: The Seattle Times)

The estimated amount of cannabis, in micrograms, that residents in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada consumed per person, per week from March 2018 to August 2018: 1,310 (Source: CTV News)