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By The Numbers – July 2018

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Bay Area

The estimated number of cannabis convictions in eight pre-selected California counties that are expected to be expunged by 2019: 250,000 (Source: Los Angeles Times)

The amount of money, in billions of dollars, that the Pacific Gas & Electric Company will pay for its liability of causing California wildfires that wiped out homes, businesses, vineyards and cannabis cultivation farms: 2.5 (Source: NBC Bay Area)

The number of Walnut Creek City Councilmembers, out of five, who voted in favor of approving an ordinance to allow at-home recreational and medical cannabis cultivation, as well as cannabis delivery: 5 (Source: East Bay Times)

The radial distance, in feet, that establishes a new buffer requirement for cannabis dispensaries to be located away from school properties, as of June 13: 600 (Source: San Francisco Weekly)

Colorado

The percentage of people in Colorado who said they consumed cannabis in various forms during the first quarter of 2018: 35 (Source: Green Market Report)

The percentage of Colorado dispensaries that stopped undercover minors from purchasing cannabis: 95 (Source: Colorado Department of Revenue Marijuana Enforcement Division)

The amount of money, in millions of dollars, that was collected in medical and recreational cannabis sales during the month of April in Colorado: 124.31 (Source: Vail Daily)

The percentage of Colorado high school students who stated that they consumed cannabis within the past 30 days: 19.6 (Source: Colorado Springs Gazette)

Los Angeles

The estimated number of cannabis convictions in eight pre-selected California counties that are expected to be expunged by 2019: 250,000 (Source: Los Angeles Times)

The number of cannabis businesses and advocacy groups that petitioned Gov. Jerry Brown to extend the deadline to sell cannabis products that do not meet the state’s testing requirements: 128 (Source: KTLA)

The number of medical cannabis-related businesses that have been approved for conditional use permits to operate in the city of Costa Mesa: 10 (Source: Los Angeles Times)

The number of votes from the Los Angeles City Council, out of 12, that supported drafting an ordinance for the November election called the Cannabis Reinvestment Act: 12 (Source: L.A. Watts Times)

Michigan

The number of signatures that a pro-cannabis group is preparing to obtain in order to place a city ordinance on the November 2018 ballot in Grand Rapids: 10,000 (Source: MLive.com)

The projected number of medical cannabis licenses that Michigan had processed using its new cloud-based licensing system, as of mid-June: 500 (Source: Accela)

The amount of money, in billions of dollars, that is Michigan state’s House of Representatives and Senate budget for Fiscal Year 2019, which will be put toward regulating medical cannabis businesses: 11.8 (Source: MLive.com)

The number of Muskegon Heights City Council members, out of 7, who voted in favor of reviewing revisions to the city’s current medical cannabis ordinance: 5 (Source: Mlive.com)

The percentage of Michigan voters who support having a recreational cannabis legalization initiative on the ballot: 61 (Source: Michigan State University’s Institute for Public Policy at Social Research)

San Diego

The estimated number of cannabis convictions in eight pre-selected California counties that are expected to be expunged by 2019: 250,000 (Source: Los Angeles Times)

The amount of money, in thousands of dollars, that a single illegal cannabis dispensary in San Ysidro was ordered to pay by a judge in late-June: 388 (Source: Times of San Diego)

The number of votes from the Imperial Beach City Council, out of five, that approved the first reading of two recreational cannabis ordinances in early June: 3 (Source: Imperial Beach Eagle & Times)

The number of votes from the San Diego City Council, out of eight, that were in favor of approving the city’s newest dispensary: 7 (Source: Del Mar Times)

Washington

The percentage of people who survived a hematopoietic stem cell transplant and admitted to using cannabis to treat their condition, according to a research center in Seattle: 20 (Source: CURE Magazine)

The estimated annual salary, in thousands of dollars, that the average budtender is paid per year in Washington and Colorado: 32 (Source: The News Tribune)

The number of U.S. mayors, including Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan, who have joined a coalition to push for cannabis reform: 7 (Source: KING 5)

The approximate number of different cannabis strains that Washington-based GrowOp Farms is currently cultivating: 80 (Source: The Spokesman-Review)

National

The number of medical cannabis patients who will be added to a national patient registry and whose results will be studied at the Pennsylvania-based Thomas Jefferson University’s Lambert Center: 100,000 (Source: The Lambert Center)

The amount of money, in thousands of dollars, that was approved to fund a national database of hemp genetics: 500 (Source: Forbes)

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The maximum projected amount of cannabis, in metric tons, that is consumed annually in Uruguay: 30 (Source: The Washington Post)

The amount of money, in millions of Canadian dollars, that Canopy Growth donated toward opioid addiction research: 2.5 (Source: Canopy Growth Corporation)

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