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December 2014

 OREGONThe percentage of tax that was approved by the Oregon North Plains City Council nearly 24 hours prior to the vote to approve legal cannabis in the state last month: 10 (Source: The Or

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OREGON

The percentage of tax that was approved by the Oregon North Plains City Council nearly 24 hours prior to the vote to approve legal cannabis in the state last month: 10 (Source: The Oregonian)

 

The number of months that Oregon will have to wait to implement the newly voted on legal cannabis laws: 13 (Source: UT San Diego)

 

The percentage of voters who approve of legalizing cannabis in Oregon, as seen in a Gallup poll taken only weeks before legalization was officially voted on: 56 (Source: ENews Park Forest)

 

The estimated number of people who owned medical cannabis cards in Oregon, prior to the recent legalization of recreational herb: 67,000 (Source: The Oregonian)

 

The amount of money, in thousands of dollars, that two wealthy groups donated to the cause of legalizing recreational cannabis in Oregon: 800 (Source: Herald Net)

ARIZONA

The amount of cannabis, in thousands of dollars, that was recently seized by Port of Douglas Border Patrol Officers: 148,000 (Source: CBP.gov)

 

The increased number of Arizona state cannabis cardholders that were gained in the 2013-2014 fiscal year: 15,000 (Source: CBS5 AZ)

 

The limited number of days that La Mesa gave local dispensaries to close up shop after the denial of Proposition J: 10 (Source: San Diego Reader)

 

The number of medical cardholders currently registered in Arizona: 52,000 (Source: AZ Central)

 

The amount of money, in thousands of dollars, that one woman raised for a heart walk with the help of cannabis customers in Phoenix: 11 (Source: Fox 10 Phoenix)

BAY AREA

The number of collectives that passed the first phase of approval for opening a legal cannabis collective in San Jose: 6 (Source: NBC Bay Area)

 

The amount of cannabis, in pounds, that was illegally flown out of Northern California to Pennsylvania: 242 (Source: Kron4)

 

The amount of money, in hundreds of dollars, that a TV reporter spent on cannabis in the Bay area for a story: 6 (Source: CBS Local)

 

The numbered anniversary of one of the nation’s oldest operating medical cannabis collectives, which operates in Berkeley: 15 (Source: Contra Costa Times)

The number of mature cannabis plants that can be grown in a space larger than one acre in Lake County: 6 (Source: East Bay Express)

COLORADO

The amount of cannabis revenue, in thousands of dollars, that was given to Colorado schools for hiring health staff: 975 (Source: The Cannabist)

 

The amount of money, in dollars, that is charged as a local fee for every cannabis transaction in Eagle County: 5 (Source: Vail Daily)

 

The amount of tax revenue, in thousands of dollars, gained after Garden City began legal cannabis sales, up from $16,000: 84 (Source: Keloland.com)

 

The number of workers who have jobs in the cannabis industry throughout the state of Colorado: 18,000 (Source: Yahoo News)

 

The amount of money, in millions of dollars, that Colorado has been reported to have available as a cannabis rebate: 30.5 (Source: Marijuana.com)

LA

The amount of money, in millions of dollars, that one SoCal based consulting and marketing firm has raised from cannabis investors: 3.75 (Source: Fortune)

 

The amount of money, in thousands of dollars, that investors with the ArcView Network are investing in cannabis startup companies, if they are approved: 50 (Source: Los Angeles Times)

 

The highest amount of money, in thousands of dollars per day, which illegal collectives in the Orange County area can be fined for still operating: 1 (Source: UT San Diego)

 

The number of patient recommendations that one Southern California doctor issued over the last six years: 10,000 (Source: PRWeb)

 

The number of senior citizens who live in the Orange County Laguna Woods Village area that have expressed a desire for local cannabis collectives: 16,400 (Source: Los Angeles Times)

MICHIGAN

The amount of money, in millions of dollars, that is estimated to be Michigan’s potential cannabis revenue from sales and excise taxes: 122 (Source: The Weed Blog)

 

The amount of money, in dollars, which the Safer Michigan Coalition spent on lawyer’s fees to pay signature collectors for cannabis proposals: 12,000 (Source: Detroit Free Press)

 

The number of states that are currently pending cannabis legalization, including Michigan: 36 (Source: Tri-County Times)

 

The number of communities in Michigan that have loosened cannabis restrictions: 13 (Source: Detroit News)

 

The amount of money, in millions of dollars, that one Grand Rapids doctor earned for illegally prescribing cannabis to patients: 1.3 (Source: WZZM 13)

SAN DIEGO

The number of votes that were cast in turning down Measure F in La Mesa: 13,808 (Source: Encinitas Advocate)

 

The amount of cannabis, in pounds, that was recently found stashed inside of statue of Jesus: 26 (Source: Fox 5 SD)

 

The number of licensed collectives currently open and available to serve three million San Diego citizens: 1 (Source: East Bay Express)

 

The percentage of people in La Mesa and Encinitas who voted for measures that would have allowed medical cannabis collectives, which unfortunately did not pass: 45 (Source: Los Angeles Times)

 

The exact number of people who voted in favor of Proposition J in San Diego: 4,662 (Source: UT San Diego)

WASHINGTON

The amount of money, in thousands of dollars, that was sold at the very first cannabis auction in Washington: 600 (Source: MSN.com)

 

The amount of money, in dollars, that was donated to local schools from the a local Washington cannabis auction: 14,000 (Source: The Oregonian)

 

The amount of cannabis, in pounds, that was sold at WA’s first cannabis auction: 300 (Source: MSN.com)

 

The amount of space, in millions of square feet, that one spokesman from the Liquor Control Board in Washington proposed should be the highest amount of space for licensed grow op sites: 8.5 (Source: 790 KGMI)

 

The highest amount of money, in dollars, that retailers pay wholesale cannabis per gram, on average: $15 (Source: KOMO News)

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