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February 2016| By the Numbers

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Bay Area

 The estimated number of people who attended this year’s Emerald Cup in Sonoma County: 20,000 (Source: Los Angeles Times)

The amount of money, in millions of dollars Santa Cruz County made from sales of medical cannabis flower, concentrates, tinctures and edibles, in the past year: 32.3 (Source: Mercury News)

The number of Berkeley collectives that donated “several thousand dollars-worth of toys” to the Berkeley Police Department’s “Toys for Tots” drive in December 2015: 2 (Source: San Francisco Gate)

The amount of money, in thousands of dollars, that Silicon Valley venture capitalist Sean Parker contributed towards a campaign to legalize recreational cannabis in California: 500 (Source: San Francisco Gate)

The estimated amount of money, in billions of dollars, worth of tax revenue that could potentially be collected by state and local governments if cannabis is legalized in California: 1 (Source: San Francisco Gate)

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 Colorado

 The number of patients who suffer from migraines that were utilized in a University of Colorado study, which reported that medical cannabis may reduce migraine headaches: 121 (Source: Pain San Francisco Gate)

The amount of money, in millions of dollars, worth of annual cannabis revenue that was made in Colorado by November 2015: 900 (Source: The Cannabist)

The number of votes from the Colorado Springs City Council in favor of adopting a new ordinance that will outlaw possession of cannabis paraphernalia for minors: 7 (Source: Colorado Springs Gazette)

The number of new retail dispensaries that have opened in Fort Collins since 2016 began: 2 (Source: Coloradoan)

The number of free, pre-rolled cannabis joints that were given away to homeless people in Denver by nonprofit group called Cannabis Can in December 2015: 1,000 (Source: New York Daily News)
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Los Angeles

 The estimated amount of money, in thousands of dollars, that was spent on shutting down collectives in Riverside County before officials finally decided to allow medical cannabis patients to grow their own plants: 800 (Source: The Press Enterprise)

The number of votes, out of 12, from the Los Angeles City Council that were in favor of stopping the issuance of new business tax certificates to medical cannabis collectives: 12 (Source: CBS Los Angeles)

The number of collectives that have received licenses to operate in Santa Ana, out of the original 20 lottery winners that were chosen in February 2015: 7 (Source: Orange County Register)

 

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Michigan

 The number of petitions that have received the okay to collect signatures in order to place cannabis initiatives on Michigan’s November ballot: 3 (Source: Detroit Free Press)

The number of off-street parking spots that must be available for customers at Detroit-based Caregiver Centers, after March 1, for every 200 square feet of space per center: 1 (Source: Crain’s Detroit)

The distance, in feet, that each Caregiver Center must be located from one another in Detroit: 1,000 (Source: Crain’s Detroit)

The number of votes given by the Gaylord City Council in favor of approving a new ordinance regarding medical cannabis facilities: 5 (Source: (Source: Petoskey News-Review)

The number of years that have passed since the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act passed: 7 (Source: Legislature.mi.gov)

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Oregon

 The number of acres of land that the Warm Springs Native American tribe has proposed to use for a medical cannabis production and processing facility in Oregon: 5 (Source: The Oregonian)

The number of applicants who sent in their applications for licenses to grow cannabis in Oregon on the first day that it was allowed: 75 (Source: The Oregonian)

The number of applications that the Oregon Liquor Control Commission received from people vying to open a recreational dispensary on the first day it was allowed: 142 (The Oregonian)

The new number of Oregon products that have tax applied at the point of sale, which as of January 4, now includes cannabis: 3 (Source: KOIN)

The estimated amount of money, in thousands of dollars, worth of cannabis that was donated by local cannabis advocates and given to Snoop Dogg when he visited Oregon to perform: 5,000 (Source: TIME)

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San Diego

 The number of votes by the Oceanside City Council in favor of adopting an ordinance to ban collectives, but allow delivery services: 4 (Source: San Diego Union Tribune)

The number of votes that were made by the Encinitas City Council in favor of reevaluating cannabis regulations in the city: 4 (Source: San Diego Union Tribune)

The amount of money, in millions of dollars, that Governor Jerry Brown has set aside in his budget for new medical cannabis regulations in California: 10 (Source: Los Angeles Times)

The amount of money, in thousands of dollars, that Silicon Valley venture capitalist Sean Parker contributed towards a campaign to legalize recreational cannabis in California: 500,000 (Source: San Francisco Gate)

The estimated amount of money, in billions of dollars, worth of revenue that could potentially be collected by state and local governments if cannabis is legalized in California: 1 (Source: San Francisco Gate)

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Washington

 The estimated number of retail cannabis licenses that will become available to applicants once the Liquor and Cannabis Board has increased currently the allowed number of licenses: 556 (Source: Northwest Public Radio)

The percentage of tax on retail cannabis that was collected from medical cannabis access points starting after January 4: 25 (Source: Wallowa County Chieftain)

The current number of cannabis producers and processors approved to operate in Washington: 577 (Source: King 5)

The number of days that the Liquor and Cannabis Board recently has been giving medical cannabis access points to either get licensed or close down their business, by leter, going against the original July 2016 deadline: 14 (Source: King 5)

The distance, in feet, that access points are allowed to be located from places such as libraries, parks and other sensitive areas: 500 (Source: King 5)


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The estimated percentage of decline in income for Mexican cannabis farmers due to the decriminalization and legalization of the herb in the U.S.: 70 (Source: Breitbart News Network)

The number of medical cannabis patients that participated in New York’s newest cannabis program on the first day that it became legal: 71 (Source: The Washington Times)

The number of signatures that the “Green the Vote” advocacy group from Oklahoma requires in order to get its medical cannabis initiative on the next ballot: 123,000 (Source: Sand Springs Leader)

The percentage of Tennessee residents who support the legalization of medical cannabis: 76 (Source: Sun Times)

The number of signatures that have been compiled to get the Florida-based United for Care medical cannabis initiative onto the upcoming ballot: 900,000 (Source: 90.7 WMFE)

 

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