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By the Numbers

By the Numbers| June 2016





Bay Area

 The estimated number of cannabis-related businesses, including collectives, cultivators and delivery services that will be allowed to operate in Oakland now that the city’s new laws have been approved: 90 (Source: SF Gate)

The number of collectives that have been shut down in California due to civil forfeiture proceedings from the U.S. government between 2011 and 2012: 600 (Source: Reuters)

The percentage of Bay Area residents who support the Adult Use of Marijuana Act (AUMA) cannabis initiative: 50 (Source: CBS SF Bay Area)

The estimated number of applicants who attended the Cannabis Job Fair in San Francisco in April: 2,500 (Source: SF Gate)

The amount of money, in dollars, that sponsors of medical cannabis initiatives have reportedly paid signature gatherers per signature: 5.50 (Source: Beaumont Enterprise)


 The percentage of Colorado cannabis sales that involve edibles such as food, drink or pills, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: 45 (Source: CTV News)

The amount of money, in dollars, that Colorado is willing to pay annually for its newly opened “marijuana health effects and research manager” position, which is one of the highest salaries in the state government: 215,124 (Source: Colorado Springs News)

The estimated number of children living with their families in Colorado who will be able to have better access to medical cannabis if Governor Hickenlooper signs HB-1373: 300 (Source: Drug Policy Alliance)

The number of active hemp growing registrations, as reported by the Colorado Department of Agriculture, that are currently pending to legally grow hemp in Colorado: 347 (Source: The Pueblo Chieftain)

The amount of money, in millions of dollars, that Aurora will use in cannabis tax revenue to help low-income residents with housing and community services: 1.5 (Source: The Independent)


Los Angeles

 The amount of money, in dollars, that it costs, per-head, to book Chef Chris Sayegh to cook a gourmet cannabis meal for a private visit: 500 (Source: Reuters)

The number of collectives in Los Angeles, out of the 135 that are allowed to legally operate, that banded together to form the United Cannabis Business Alliance Trade Association: 63 (Source: LA Weekly)

The number of cannabis measures that have been qualified to be placed on the California’s November ballot: 1 (Source: San Diego Union-Tribune)

The number of signatures that supporters of the Adult Use of Marijuana Act (AUMA) collected to make sure that the initiative makes it onto the California November ballot: 600,000 (Source: Los Angeles Times)

The minimum number of signatures that were required in order to get the Adult Use of Marijuana Act (AUMA) onto the California November Ballot: 365,880 (Source: Los Angeles Times)

U of A


 The estimated amount of signatures advocates supporting New Approach Missouri Collected in order to get a cannabis initiative on the ballot in November: 250,000 (Source: The Missouri Times)

The highest percentage of THC allowed in cannabis oil products in Alabama as a result of its new medical cannabis law: 3 (Source: Times Daily)

The number of votes, out of 97, that were in favor of passing an Ohio House bill that would legalize medical cannabis: 71 (Source: NBC4)

The number of people, out of 60 applicants, that the state of Hawaii granted permits for opening cannabis collectives: 8 (Source: The Inquisitr)

The percentage of patients taking part in a study at the University of Alabama that saw “sustained improvement in seizure control” after using cannabis: 50 (Source: Times Free Press)



 The number of votes by the Michigan House, out of 108, in favor of a bill that will create a commission to research and determine how much THC is considered to be impaired driving: 107 (Source: Detroit Free Press)

The total number of signatures that one MILegalize initiative needed to collect by June 1 to be placed on the ballot: 235,000 (Source: WLNS 6)

The estimated number of people who attended Cannaquest Expo in Lansing in May: 2,500 (Source: Lansing State Journal)

The percentage of success that a Michigan study has found for epileptic patients who have responded positively to cannabis use: 39 (Source: WIVB)

The estimated number of currently registered pediatric medical cannabis patients in the state Michigan: 200 (Source: Fox 17)



The number of dispensaries currently operating in Bend: 18 (Source: San Francisco Chronicle)

The number of recreational cannabis growers that were approved under the new regulatory system set by the Oregon Liquor Control Commission: 8 (Source: Oregon Public Broadcasting)

The amount of money, in millions, that the new cannabis facility planned to open by the Confederate Tribes of Warm Springs is estimated to make during its first year: 11 (Source: KOIN)

The amount of square feet that makes up Hillsboro’s newly approved indoor cannabis grow facility: 130,000 (Source: Proud Green Building)

The number of applicants in Oregon seeking state permission to grow or process recreational cannabis on a commercial scale: 712 (Source: Register Guard)

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San Diego

The amount of money, in millions of dollars, that was given to UCSD scientists in order to develop a sobriety test that can check if drivers are under the influence of cannabis: 1.8 (Source: UCSD Guardian)

The amount of cannabis, in tons, that was found disguised as furniture being transported from Mexico to San Diego: 7 (Source: Daily Mail)

The number of signatures collected in support of the Adult Use of Marijuana Act (AUMA) to make sure the initiative gets onto the California November ballot: 600,000 (Source: Los Angeles Times)

The minimum number of signatures that were required in order to get the Adult Use of Marijuana Act (AUMA) onto the California November Ballot: 365,880 (Source: Los Angeles Times)

The number of jobs that California expects to contribute to the state through new cannabis-related jobs: 126 (Source: Orange County Register)



The reduced percentage of cannabis plants that were seized by the DEA in Washington between 2010 to 2014: 80 (Source: Merry Jane)

The amount of money that it costs to purchase legal cannabis per gram in Washington, as of March 2016: 9.32 (Source: RT)

The estimated maximum amount of square feet, in millions, worth of cannabis that is needed to satisfy the medical cannabis market in Washington: 2 (Source: Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board)

The amount of money, in millions of dollars, that was made last year in Stevens County from recreational cannabis sales: 1.6 (Source: The Independent)

The current number of retail cannabis access points operating in Bellevue: 3 (Source: Bellevue Reporter)



The percentage of British people who support medical cannabis: 47 (Source: International Business Times)

The number of Connecticut Senate votes, out of 34, that were in favor of allowing seriously ill children to participate in the state’s medical cannabis program: 23 (Source: CTPost)

The number of conditions that have been added to a list that qualifies patients to use medical cannabis in Illinois: 15 (Source: San Francisco Chronicle)

The number of medical cannabis dispensaries in Vancouver, Canada that have been issued development permits under the city’s regulations: 7 (Source: CFJC Today)

The amount of money, in millions of dollars, which Illinois made from medical cannabis sales in April 2016: 2 (Source: Fox 32)


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