By The Numbers – June 2019

Bay Area

The amount of money, in millions of dollars, that Oakland, California-based cannabis edibles company, Coda Signature, raised in its Series A funding round: 24.4 (Source: Forbes)

The number of new cannabis dispensaries that received permit approvals from the San Francisco Planning Commission in mid-June: 2 (Source: The San Francisco Examiner)

The number of votes from the California Senate, out of 36, that were cast in favor of passing a cannabis banking bill: 35 (Source: NBC Bay Area)

The amount of money, in millions of dollars, that the state of California is spending on a campaign against illegal cannabis sales: 1.7 (Source: CBS SF Bay Area)

Colorado

The number of cannabis-related bills that Gov. Jared Polis signed in late-May: 3 (Source: The Colorado Sun)

The amount of money, in billions of dollars, that Colorado has generated in recreational cannabis sales revenue since legal sales began in 2014: 1 (Source: CNBC)

The estimated number of licensed cannabis businesses operating in the state of Colorado: 3,000 (Source: The Colorado Sun)

The amount of acreage owned by Colorado-based Veritas Farms, which will supply Kroger grocery chains with hemp-derived CBD products: 140 (Source: Westword)

Los Angeles

The number of votes from the Riverside County Board of Supervisors, out of five, that were cast in favor of allowing hemp cultivation in unincorporated areas: 3 (Source: The Press-Enterprise)

The number of votes from the West Hollywood City Council, out of five, that were cast in favor of allowing the city’s first four dispensaries to retain their temporary recreational licenses until permanent license owners begin operation: 4 (Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune)

The amount of space, in square footage, that makes up a temporary pop-up cannabis museum opening in Hollywood between August and September 2019: 30,000 (Source: Los Angeles Times)

The number of votes from the California Senate, out of 36, that were cast in favor of passing a cannabis banking bill: 35 (Source: NBC Bay Area)

Michigan

The projected amount of money that Gov. Gretchen Whitmer says that each citizen would each need to spend on cannabis in order to obtain enough funds to fix roads: 2,500 (Source: Splinter)

The estimated number of facilities that one cannabis company said it plans to open up in Michigan by the end of 2020: 10 (Source: ClickOnDetroit)

The amount of money, in millions of dollars, that California-based cannabis company, Canndescent, is spending on expansion into Massachusetts, Nevada and Michigan: 25.8 (Source: Yahoo! Finance)

The number of medical cannabis provisioning centers in Grand Rapids that were approved for a special use permit in mid-June: 1 (Source: MLive.com)

Washington

The number of votes from The Oregon House of Representatives, out of 57, that were cast in favor of approving a bill that would lessen the time it takes to expunge a cannabis conviction in the state: 42 (Source: KTVZ)

The rank of Oregon on a scale of states that have the best climate for hemp cultivation, according to Vote Hemp: 3 (Source: The Oregonian)

The number of wastewater treatment plants that were used to obtain sewage samples in a recent study to determine how much cannabis that residents had consumed in the Puget Sound area: 2 (Source: King 5)

The number of years that researchers spent analyzing sewage to better understand cannabis consumption trends in the Puget Sound area: 3 (Source: News Medical)

National

The approximate number of hemp cultivators that have been licensed in Tennessee by the Department of Agriculture in 2019 as of mid-June: 2,900 (Source: WREG)

The estimated percentage of people participating in a study who said that cannabis’ medical benefits are a very important reason for legalization: 86 (Source: Gallup)

The number of votes from the Louisiana House of Representatives, out of 82, that opposed a bill that would allow medical cannabis patients to inhale cannabis, but not smoke it: 0 (Source: The Advocate)

The estimated amount of money, in millions of dollars, that the New Zealand government announced it would be investing in a company that develops technology for agricultural crops such as cannabis: 2.5 (Source: The New Zealand Herald)

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