By the Numbers October 2016

veteransBay Area

The percentage of residents in San Jose who are in favor of medical cannabis delivery in their city: 69 (Source: Mercury News)

The estimated amount of money, in millions of dollars, worth of cannabis that Sonoma County cannabis consumers use annually: 126 (Source: North Bay Business Journal)

The estimated number of military veterans who attended an event in August hosted by the Santa Cruz Veterans Alliance where they were given free medical cannabis to treat their ailments: 100 (Source: Santa Cruz Sentinel)

The estimated number of investors who attended the Oakland Elevate cannabis start-up conference in September: 500 (Source: Biz Journals)

The number of new medical cannabis collectives that were granted licenses to operate by the Berkeley City Council: 2 (Source: The Daily Californian)

The amount of money, in millions of dollars, that Colorado cannabis dispensaries have sold in medical and recreational cannabis products during the first half of 2016: 600 (Source: The Daily Caller)


The estimated number of Coloradans who participated in the Cannabis Users Survey on Health (CUSH) between July and August 2016: 700 (Source: The Gazette-Colorado Springs)

The amount of money, in millions of dollars, that was made from local cannabis taxes in Aurora and is allocated for donation to local nonprofit organizations that focus on helping homeless people find shelter and jobs: 1.5 (Source: Aurora Sentinel)

The number of different varieties of hemp seeds that have been certified to be grown in Colorado: 6 (Source: ABC News)

The amount of money, in millions of dollars, made from medical and recreational cannabis sales in Colorado during the month of July 2016: 122.7 (Source: The Denver Post)

marijuana-growLos Angeles

The number of votes by the Laguna Beach City Council, out of four, that were against a proposal to put a competing cannabis measure on the ballot: 4 (Source: Orange County Register)

The number of registered Los Angeles voters that were surveyed by phone on the topic of medical cannabis, Proposition D effectiveness and cannabis delivery in July 2016: 842 (Source: Business Wire)

The amount of money, in millions of dollars, that one cannabis grower in Southern California is using to fund a cultivation facility in Desert Hot Springs: 6.5 (Source: LA Weekly)

The percentage of California voters that said they are leaning towards voting yes on Proposition 64: 71 (Source: 89.3 KPCC)

The percentage of people from Los Angeles who were surveyed by the Public Policy Institute of California in Los Angeles and said they would likely vote for Proposition 64: 57 (Source: LA Weekly)


The updated number of drafts, as of September 1, that have been reviewed by Lansing City Council for a proposed medical cannabis ordinance: 6 (Source: Lansing State Journal)

The percentage of votes that were obtained in the Senate, which passed a number of bills will change the way medical cannabis is regulated in the state: 75 (Source: Lansing State Journal)

The percentage of excise tax imposed by newly approved cannabis bills that will be applied to medical cannabis in Michigan: 3 (Source: WILX 10)

The number of votes, out of 37, that were approved by the Senate for the new Michigan bill that will regulate the growth, processing, selling, transporting and testing of medical cannabis: 25 (Source: The Toledo Blade)

The number of members that will be chosen to be part of the medical cannabis licensing board, which will be appointed by the governor to manage the regulatory laws brought by the newly approved cannabis bills: 5 (Source: Detroit Free Press)


The number of applications that were submitted to Washington County with interest to grow cannabis: 146 (Source: Herald Mail Media)

The percentage of tax being proposed for recreational cannabis in Bend that will be up for a vote on the November ballot: 3 (Source: Mail Tribune)

The approximate number of applications that were submitted to the Oregon Liquor Control Commission by business owners who want to operate a legal cannabis business in the state: 1,300 (Source: The Oregonian)

The amount of money, in millions of dollars, that Oregon has made in cannabis taxes from recreational cannabis between January and July, 2016: 25.5 (Source: The Gazette)

The number of cannabis testing labs, out of 37 lab applications, that have been certified by the Oregon Health Authority, as of September 16, 2016: 9 (Source: Bend Bulletin)


The percentage of Utahans who agree that legal cannabis would have a positive impact on society: 43 (Source: The Salt Lake Tribune)


The estimated number of people who marched through Berlin, Germany in early August for the 20th anniversary demonstration for cannabis legalization: 4,000 (Source: San Francisco Chronicle)

The number of states in the U.S. that will be voting on medical and recreational cannabis legalization at the ballots in November: 9 (Source: The Washington Times)

The estimated number of applications that have been submitted and are currently being considered for the 31 available medical cannabis licenses in Arizona: 750 (Source: AZ Central)

The amount of money, in millions of dollars, that cannabis advocates raised in support of a proposed constitutional amendment that would legalize medical cannabis in Florida: 34,526 (Source: News4Jax)

signingSan Diego

The number of medical cannabis collectives that applied for permits in San Diego County and were granted permission to proceed with plans to open, despite a current moratorium that bans new businesses from growing or distributing cannabis: 4 (Source: San Diego Union-Tribune)

The number of registered voters in La Mesa who signed a petition to place an initiative on the upcoming ballot that would allow medical cannabis collectives in their city: 5,193 (Source: San Diego Union-Tribune)

The number of votes by the Oceanside City Council, out of 5, that were in favor of drafting a city resolution to oppose recreational cannabis, should it be legalized in the state: 4 (Source: The Coast News Group)

The amount of money, in millions of dollars, that would be granted annually to UC San Diego’s Center for Medicinal Cannabis Research if Proposition 64 is passed by voters in November: 2 (Source: KPBS)

The amount of money, in millions of dollars, that the California legalization initiative Proposition 64 has raised in donor support: 11.45 (Source: East Bay Express)


The number of years that the annual Seattle Hempfest cannabis event has been held in Washington: 25 (Source: The Seattle Times)

The estimated number of people who gathered outside of the Washington state capitol in Olympia for the second annual veteran suicide awareness march to advocate medical cannabis: 200 (Source: The Olympian)

The number of vendors that were featured at this year’s Seattle Hempfest in August: 400 (Source:

The approximate amount of money, in billions of dollars, that Washington State has sold in cannabis and cannabis-infused products since legalized sales began two years ago: 1 (Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer)

The amount of money, in millions of dollars, that Washington collected in recreational cannabis excise tax during the month of July: 23.5 (Source: Bellingham Herald)

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