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By the Numbers

By The Numbers – October 2019




Bay Area

The estimated number of people who attended Outside Lands in San Francisco, which featured a special new “Grass Lands” cannabis section: 90,000 (Source: SFist)


The amount of money, in millions of dollars, that an Oakland-based alcohol and cannabis breathalyzer company raised in funding in late August: 30 (Source: Fox5)


The initial number of counties in California that have used the Clear My Record program to assist in clearing cannabis convictions, as of early September: 6 (Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune)


The amount of money, in millions of dollars, that the state of California will spend on a public awareness campaign about the dangers of vaping: 20 (Source: News12)


The estimated number of medical cannabis patients currently registered in the state of Colorado: 87,000 (Source: Westword)

The percentage of cannabis products that claim to be THC-free but actually contain detectable levels of THC, according to Colorado-based lab Ellipse Analytics: 21 (Source: Yahoo! Finance)

The amount of money, in millions of dollars and common stock, that Colorado-based Medicine Man Technologies paid to purchase a local cannabis operator: 31 (Source: Marijuana Business Daily)

The estimated increased percentage of cannabis-related automotive crashes in Colorado since recreational sales began: 15 (Source: KDVR)

Los Angeles

The number of retail cannabis dispensary permits that became available to social equity applicants in Los Angeles in early September: 100 (Source: City of Los Angeles Department of Cannabis Regulation)

The number of signatures that were signed by Pasadena residents in favor of an initiative to legalize unlicensed cannabis dispensaries: 9,138 (Source: Pasadena Now)

The number of counties in California that have used the Clear my Record program to assist in clearing cannabis convictions: 6 (Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune)


The number of complaints about counterfeit cannabis products that have been reported to the Bureau of Cannabis Control since December 2017: 38 (Source: Los Angeles Times)


The number of cannabis retail businesses that would be allowed to operate in the city of Lansing, according to a new ordinance introduced by the city council: 28 (Source: Lansing State Journal)

The number of votes from the Michigan House of Representatives, out of 109, that were cast in favor of approving legislation that would require a health warning to be present on all cannabis products to warn pregnant women: 105 (Source: UpNorthLive)

The number of medical cannabis licenses that have been awarded to businesses in the state of Michigan through mid-August: 296 (Source: Detroit Free Press)

The number of educational recreational cannabis meetings that were held in Michigan cities during September: 5 (Source: The Oakland Press)


The amount of pages that are included in an Oregon ruling, which will allow a local wine vineyard to sue a neighboring cannabis business on the claim of concrete financial loss: 20 (Source: Capital Press)

The amount of money, in millions of dollars, that a Bend, Oregon-based startup company called Dutchie raised from investors such as Snoop Dogg and Kevin Durant: 15 (Source: PRNewswire)

The value of cannabis product, in thousands of dollars, that was allegedly stolen from a Washington-based cultivator in early September: 250 (Source:

The number of Washington State cannabis retailers, out of more than 500, that have surrendered their licenses as of late August: 11 (Source: Statesman Journal)


The estimated amount of cannabis, in grams, that the Drug Enforcement Administration wants to be legally grown in the U.S. in 2020: 3,200,000 (Source: Forbes)

The amount of money, in millions of dollars, that Nevada-based cannabis businesses paid in excise taxes during the fiscal year 2019: 109 (Source: FOX13)

The percentage of people living in Scotland who said that they support legalizing cannabis for adult consumption: 47 (Source: The Times)

The estimated number of acres of hemp that were licensed in the U.S. since the passage of the 2018 Farm Bill: 511,442 (Source: Vote Hemp)