By The Numbers – March 2019

Bay Area

The rank of San Francisco among major cities in the U.S. that are hiring for the most cannabis-related jobs: 1 (Source: San Francisco Chronicle)

The amount of money, in millions of dollars, that Bay Area-based dispensary Caliva raised in funding in late January: 75 (Source: NBC Bay Area)

The approximate percentage of cannabis-related jobs, out of cannabis-related job openings throughout the country, that are located in San Francisco: 13 (Source: CNBC)

The amount of money, in dollars, that a permit to host a temporary cannabis consumption event in San Francisco would cost if the Board of Supervisors approves the proposal: 3,000 (Source: San Francisco Examiner)

Colorado

The number of votes from the Colorado House, out of 63, that were cast in favor of passing HB-19-1028 which allows medical cannabis to be used as a treatment for autism spectrum disorders: 63 (Source: The Denver Post)

The estimated number of Colorado Girl Scout cookie booths, out of 27,000, that requested to sell outside of cannabis dispensaries this season: 24 (Source: KDVR)

The amount of federal tax money, in millions of dollars, that one Colorado Springs cannabis business owner admitted in court that he has not paid: 3.1 (Source: FOX Denver 31)

The approximate number of people who are eligible for Denver’s free program to erase low-level cannabis offenses: 13,000 (Source: The Denver Post)

Los Angeles

The total amount of money, in millions of dollars, that the state of California collected in sales and tax revenue in 2018: 345.2 (Source: The Washington Times)

The total number of cease and desist letters that the state Bureau of Cannabis Control sent out to cannabis businesses, as of late February: 2,842 (Source Los Angeles Times)

The number of misdemeanor cases that the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Marijuana Enforcement Unit filed against commercial cannabis businesses for operating without a license in 2018: 170 (Source: Los Angeles Times)

The amount of money, in thousands of dollars, that the city of Fontana paid in legal fees for a court case regarding home cultivation within city limits violating state law: 106,916 (Source: Dover Daily News)

Michigan

The total number of medical cannabis provisioning centers in Ann Arbor, out of 20, which are officially licensed: 7(Source: The Michigan Daily)

The approximate percentage of Michigan medical patients who consume cannabis to treat chronic pain who said they have driven under the influence: 50(Source: The Detroit News)

The estimated amount of Michigan medical cannabis products, in pounds, that was recalled in January 2019 due to failed lab tests: 50 (Source: Detroit Free Press)

The approximate number of medical cannabis patients who reside in Michigan, as of early February: 350,000 (Source: The Detroit News)

Washington

The number of days that state regulators shut down one cannabis dispensary after it failed inspections in December 2018: 5 (Source: Tri-City Herald)

The amount of money, in millions of dollars, that Main Street Marijuana in Vancouver has collected in total lifetime gross sales, as of January 2019: 100 (Source: The Columbian)

The approximate amount of money, in millions of dollars, that Main Street Marijuana has collected in net sales: 68 (Source: The Columbian)

The number of plants that SB-5155 would allow adults to grow in a single housing unit, provided it is occupied by three or more people, if it becomes law: 15 (Source: Crosscut)

National

The amount of money, in dollars, that Ohioans spent on medical cannabis during the first 12 days of legal sales: 333,592 (Source: Dayton Daily News)

The estimated amount of money, in billions of dollars, that the United States cannabis industry is expected to collect in sales revenue during 2019: 11 (Source: Forbes)

The rise in percentage of the average cannabis employee compared to the U.S. median salary: 11 (Source: CNBC)

The estimated number of people who are currently enrolled in Arkansas’ medical cannabis program: 7,000 (Source: Fox16)

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