By The Numbers – June 2019

Bay Area

The number of cannabis convictions that were dismissed by the Sacramento District Attorney with help from an organization called Code for America: 1,919 (Source: ABC10)

The estimated number of cannabis jobs being that are created in the city of Oakland with the opening of Coda Signature’s first California-based production facility: 200 (Source: The Mercury News)

The number of votes from the California Senate, out of 36, that were cast in favor of a bill that would allow private banks and credit unions to offer their services to cannabis businesses: 35 (Source: CNBC)

The newly established percentage of local tax on cannabis businesses in Oakland if they make less than $500,000 annually: 0.12 (Source: The Mercury News)

Colorado

The estimated number of people who attended the FlyHi 4:20 Festival in Denver on April 20: 75,000 (Source: The Denver Post)

The estimated number of CBD burgers that Carl’s Jr. sold in Denver on April 20: 2,200 (Source: Westword)

The percentage of people who said that they consume cannabis prior to or after exercising, according to a recent study from the University of Colorado, Boulder: 80 (Source: FOX Cleveland 8)

The amount of money, in millions of dollars, that the state of Colorado collected in recreational cannabis sales during the month of March: 114.3 (Source: FOX Denver 31)

Los Angeles

The increased percentage of cannabis-related arrests reported at Los Angeles International Airport since recreational sales began in January 2018: 166 (Source: Newsweek)

The number of votes from the Costa Mesa Planning Commission, out of four, that were cast in favor of approving the city’s 24th cannabis business conditional use permit: 4 (Source: Los Angeles Times)

The number of days that the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors plans to reconvene following a May 21 meeting with a plan to punish illegal cannabis businesses by locking them out and turning off utilities: 120 (Source: NBC Los Angeles)

The number of votes from the California Senate, out of 36, that were cast in favor of a bill that would allow private banks and credit unions to offer their services to cannabis businesses: 35 (Source: CNBC)

Michigan

The number of special use permit applications that were submitted to the Grand Rapids Planning Commission in late April: 80 (Source: MLive.com)

The number of applicants, out of 78, who were chosen in a Traverse City lottery to receive cannabis business permits: 13 (Source: Detroit Free Press)

The estimated number of medical cannabis cardholders in Michigan, as of May: 293,000 (Source: Detroit Metro Times)

The estimated number of Michigan residents who have been convicted of cannabis-related crimes: 50,000 (Source: Michigan Radio)

Washington

The number of days, after April 28, that Washington’s new cannabis program to vacate misdemeanor cannabis possession charges will take to begin: 90 (Source: K5 News)

The amount of money, in thousands of dollars, of cannabis product that was allegedly stolen from a Spokane, Washington cannabis cultivation facility: 30 (Source: KHQ Q6)

The amount of stock, in billions of dollars, that Portland, Oregon cannabis company Cura Cannabis sold for in early May: 1.1 (Source: The Oregonian)

The number of votes from the Oregon Senate, out of 28, that were cast in favor of freezing cannabis production for the next two years: 18 (Source: The Oregonian)

National

The estimated percentage of New Zealanders who support recreational cannabis legalization: 18 (Source: 1 News Now)

The amount of money, in billions of dollars, that a recent report projects the hemp industry will be worth in 2026: 13.03 (Source: GlobeNewswire)

The percentage of women who said that they consume cannabis to ease PMS pain, depression and anxiety: 60 (Source: Daily Mail)

The number of attorneys general from various states in the U.S. who agreed that Congress should approve a cannabis banking proposal: 33 (Source: North Bay Business Journal)

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