By The Numbers – December 2018

Bay Area

The percentage of voters in San Francisco who cast their votes in favor of a cannabis tax measure called Proposition D: 65.98 (Source: San Francisco Examiner)

The projected amount of money, in millions of dollars, that San Francisco’s newly approved Proposition D is expected to bring in cannabis tax revenue: 10 (Source: KTVU)

The percentage of Contra Costa County residents who cast votes in favor of a cannabis tax bill called Measure R: 72 (Source: NBC Bay Area)

The amount of cannabis tax revenue, in millions of dollars, that was collected by the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration during the third quarter of 2018: 93.1 (Source: California Department of Tax and Fee Administration)

Colorado

The number of Colorado police officers who are certified Drug Recognition Experts, as of Oct. 26: 214 (Source: Colorado Division of Criminal Justice)

The percentage of Coloradans who cast their votes in favor of passing Amendment X, which redefines the state’s definition of industrial hemp: 60.5 (Source: Westword)

The amount of money, in millions of dollars, that the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment awarded in grant money for two medical cannabis research studies: 2.7 (Source: Summit Daily)

The numbered ranking of the cannabis industry in Pueblo County among the county’s largest tax contributors: 2 (Source: KOAA News 5)

Los Angeles

The approximate total amount of money, in thousands of dollars, that the city of Pasadena will charge for two separate fees to apply for a cannabis business license after January 2019: 24 (Source: Pasadena Star-News)

The number of annual cannabis licenses that were granted to business applicants in Cathedral City and Palm Springs in November: 4 (Source: Desert Sun)

The number of cannabis business owners in Costa Mesa whose permits were denied by the city’s Planning Commission in November: 3 (Source: Los Angeles Times)

The amount of cannabis taxes, in millions of dollars, that was collected by the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration during the third quarter of 2018: 93.1 (Source: California Department of Tax and Fee Administration)

Michigan

The numbered rank that indicates where Michigan lies on an updated list of states that have legalized recreational cannabis: 10 (Source: The Associated Press)

The number of counties in Michigan that tested the effectiveness of saliva-testing devices for impaired drivers through November 2018: 5 (Source: Detroit Free Press)

The approximate percentage of Michigan residents who cast their votes in favor of legalizing recreational cannabis: 56 (Source: Detroit Free Press)

The number of people who attended the first Commercial Cannabis Conference & Expo in late-October: 1,500 (Source: Michigan Radio)

San Diego

The amount of money, in thousands of dollars, that cannabis committees in Vista have spent since 2016 in order to support cannabis legalization via Measure Z: 575,469 (Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune)

The percentage of residents in Chula Vista that cast their votes in favor of approving Measure Q, a cannabis business tax bill: 64.66 (Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune)

The estimated number of illegal dispensaries that the city of Chula Vista has shut down over the last three years: 40 (Source: NBC San Diego)

The number of La Mesa residents who cast their votes in favor of a cannabis tax measure called Measure V: 10,647 (Source: NBC San Diego)

Washington

The estimated amount of money, in thousands of dollars, that a former Washington-based drug dealer claims he made annually in illegal cannabis sales prior to recreational cannabis legalization: 180 (Source: KIMA)

The amount of money, in thousands of dollars, that a Spokane-based cannabis business owner spent on repealing a ban on recreational cannabis sales in Ontario, Oregon: 130 (Source: Idaho Statesman)

The updated number of registered medical cannabis patients in Oregon, which has decreased since 2017: 34,892 (Source: The Seattle Times)

The number of Oregon cities that voted to lift existing bans on recreational cannabis in November: 6 (Source: Herald and News)

National

The estimated number of Americans who live in states that passed pro-cannabis legislation on Nov. 6: 14.8 (Source: Yahoo! Finance)

The number of epileptic syndromes that the new FDA-approved cannabis medicine Epidiolex can be used to legally treat: 2 (Source: CNN)

 

The percentage of Americans who said that they believe that cannabis should be legal: 66 (Source: Gallup)

The estimated number of patients who registered for Pennsylvania’s medical cannabis program since it began accepting applicants in 2018: 80,000 (Source: Philadelphia Magazine)

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