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1. Number of Coloradans on the state’s medical marijuana registry as of July: 127,816 (Source: Colorado Department of Health and Environment).

 

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1. Number of Coloradans on the state’s medical marijuana registry as of July: 127,816 (Source: Colorado Department of Health and Environment).

 

2. Number of Coloradans on the state’s medical marijuana registry in January 2010: 53,038 (Source: Colorado Department of Health and Environment).

 

3. Estimated number of employees who work at Colorado medical marijuana dispensaries: 8,000 (Source: Bloomberg Businessweek).

 

4. Estimated number of medical-marijuana patients in Larimer County: 8,500 (Source: Colorado Department of Health and Environment).

 

5. Number of dispensaries that would be allowed in Fort Collins, located in Larimer County, should city voters pass ballot Question 300 in November: 0 (Source: Fort Collins City Clerk’s Office).

 

6. Percentage of Americans surveyed in October who said they support cannabis legalization: 50 (Source: Gallup poll).

 

7. Percentage of Americans surveyed in October who said they oppose cannabis legalization: 43 (Source: Gallup poll).

 

8. Number of medical-cannabis patient certificates issued in the state of Michigan: 105,458 (Source: Dearborn Press & Call).

 

9. Estimated annual license fee revenue (in dollars) generated by medical cannabis dispensaries for the state of Michigan: 10 million (Source: The Morning Sun).

 

10. Number of Michigan cannabis patients who identified “chronic pain” as their reason for taking the medicine: 99,304 (Source: Marijuana Policy Project).

 

11. Number of Michigan cannabis patients who identified “muscle spasms” as their reason for taking the medicine: 31,779 (Source: MMP).

 

12. Average number of medical-cannabis certificate applications received by the Michigan Medical Marijuana Program every day in March: 500 (Source: MMP).

 

13. Estimated percentage of Canadians who used cannabis last year: 10 (Source: Health Canada).

 

14. Number of U.S. deaths resulting from motor vehicle accidents in 2009: 36,284 (Source: U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention).

 

15. Number of U.S. deaths resulting from prescription and “hard” drug overdoses in 2009: of prescription and “hard” drugs: 37,485 (Source: U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention).

 

16. Number of U.S. deaths resulting from marijuana overdoses in 2009: 0 (Source: U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention).

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