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January 2016 | By the Numbers




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The number of collectives in Oakland that are unionized: 1 (Source: San Francisco Gate)

The number of licensed collectives currently operating in Oakland: 8 (Source: San Francisco Gate)

The number of signatures collected by a collective owner for a petition that will allow him to open a medical cannabis collective on Fisherman’s Wharf: 5,000 (source: San Francisco Business Times)

The number of signatures that the “Marijuana Legalization Initiative Statute” requires in order to be placed on the California ballot in 2016: 365,880 (Source: Times of San Diego)

The highest possible listed salary for California’s new job posting for the “Chief” for the Bureau of Medical Marijuana Regulation, which will set standards for California’s cannabis industry: 128,808 (Source: Sacramento Bee)



The percentage of Colorado voters who says that cannabis has been good for the state: 53 (Source: Quinnipiac University)

The amount of money, in millions of dollars, made from cannabis tax revenue which will fund future Pueblo community projects: 2 (Source: KKTV 11)

The number of projects that will be funded by Pueblo’s cannabis tax revenue: 16 (Source: KKTV 11)

The percentage of Colorado tourists who say that they visited a cannabis dispensary while in the state: 8 (Source: The Denver Post)

The percentage of Colorado visitors who saythat the legalization of cannabis was “extremely” or “somewhat influential” to their decision to visit the state: 48 (Source: The Denver Post)


Los Angeles

The number of city council votes that approved the operation of medical cannabis delivery businesses in Santa Maria: 5 (Source: KSBY 6)

The number if collectives that will be considered if Long Beach officials decide to uplift its current ban on cannabis shops: 9 (Source: Press-Telegram)

The number of  MMJ collectives that have received a permit to operate in Palm Springs: 6 (Source: The Desert Sun)

The number of months since the Santa Ana cannabis lottery was held, where 20 potential collective owners chosen to be given a permit: 11 (Source: OC Register)

The amount of money, in millions of dollars, that was found at an illegal indoor cannabis grow in Santa Ana: 5.7 (Source: ABC 7)



The current number of medical cannabis patients in Michigan: 178,629 (Source: Crain’s Detroit Business)

The estimated number of people who attended the Gaylord City Planning Commission meeting to recommend that a medical cannabis ordinance be considered: 60 (Source: Petoskey News-Review)

The number of signatures that were gathered in order to convince the Gaylord Planning Commission to recommend a medical cannabis ordinance to the city council: 300 (Source: Petoskey News-Review)

The number of signatures that MI Legalize will try to gather within an eight-day period, following the extension of its original deadline, as it aims to get its cannabis initiative on the statewide ballot: 5,000 (Source: Detroit Free Press)

The total number of WomenGrow Chapters that will soon be operating in Michigan, as of this month: 2 (Source:



The estimated number of people who attended the Oregon Marijuana Business Conference: 700 (Source: KOBI 5)

The estimated number of medical cannabis users in Medford: 1,942 (Source: The Register-Guard)

The number of Thanksgiving Day meal packages that were offered to needy families in Oregon by a cannabis organization, which were rejected by the Oregon Department of Human Services because they believed it was an “endorsement:” 20 (Source: The Oregonian)

The number of different pesticides that Oregon dispensaries will be tested for in their cannabis products: 60 (Source: The Oregonian)

The amount of money, in dollars, that the Oregon Health Authority is thinking of charging medical cannabis growers annually for each patient that they serve: 200 (Source: The Republic)


San Diego

The number of people whose lives were put in danger after consuming a synthetic cannabis in San Diego in mid-November: 16 (Source: The Orange County Register)

The number of years worth of data that San Diego State University researchers studied to discover that legal medical cannabis is associated with decreased obesity rates: 12 (Source: The Washington Post)

The estimated percentage of decline in obesity in medical cannabis states if cannabis becomes fully legal, according to a study from San Diego State University: 6 (Source: The Bulletin)

The number of San Diego city-approved collectives that are expected to open in the near future: 9 (Source: San Diego Union-Tribune)

The amount of money, in millions of dollars, that one collective in Pacific Beach must pay for violating city zoning laws: 1.8 (Source:



The number of applications received by Washington state for new cannabis retail licenses: 962 (Source: The Olympian)

The number of applications that were submitted by existing retail stores for medical cannabis “endorsements” which would allow them to cater to medical cannabis patients: 118 (Source: The Olympian)

The number of cannabis businesses in Whatcom County that applied to sell medical cannabis: 19 (Source: The Washington Times)

The amount of money, in millions of dollars, that was made in November in Washington for legal recreational cannabis sales: 57 (Source: The Spokesman-Review)

The number of retail medical cannabis licenses that were approved by Washington state government to operate by July 2016: 142 (Source: The News Tribune)



The amount of money, in thousands of dollars, in medical cannabis revenue, that was earned during its first week as a legal substance in Illinois: 200 (Source: Sputnik International)

The number of signatures on a petition demanding that current DEA Head Chuck Rosenberg, who called medical cannabis a “joke,” either step down or be fired from his position, as of mid-December: 141,924 (Source:

The number of new medical cannabis license applications received in Maryland: 1,081 (Source: WBOC)

The decreased percentage of cannabis possession arrests since cannabis was legalized last year, in Washington D.C.: 99 (Source: The GW Hatchet)

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