By The Numbers September 2016

del-mars-ban-on-medical-cannabis-continuesSan Diego

The percent of tax, if implemented by San Diego voters this November, that will be put in place for recreational cannabis sales until 2019: 5 (Source: Times of San Diego)


The number of cities in San Diego County that currently permit medical cannabis collectives: 1 (Source: San Diego Union-Tribune)


The amount of money, in millions of dollars, that ex-Facebook president Sean Parker donated to the recreational cannabis legalization campaign so far: 2.5 (Source: Los Angeles Times)


The estimated amount of money, in billions of dollars, that could be brought in from cannabis and tobacco tax revenue if Proposition 56 and 64 are passed: 2 (Source: San Francisco Gate)

The number of months it has taken for the city of San Diego to approve just eight of the promised 36 medical cannabis collectives: 29 (Source: San Diego Union-Tribune)


The amount of money, in dollars, that it cost attendees to enter the Oregon Cannabis Association’s “The Summer Fair” event in July, which invited cannabis users to meet producers and processors, and also obtain free samples: 0 (Source: The Oregonian)

The estimated amount of money that it will cost for Salem cannabis growers to obtain a conditional use permit so they can operate within city zones: 2,800 (Source: Statesman Journal)

The approximate number of exhibitors who were in attendance at Oregon’s first cannabis growing fair at the Oregon State Fair in August: 80 (Source: NBC News)

The number of cannabis plants that were deemed winners of the Oregon State Fair’s first cannabis growing competition, and were put on display: 9 (Source: ABC6)

The number of votes, out of seven, that were cast in favor of allowing Medford voters the chance to choose whether or not to allow outdoor medical cannabis grows in the November elections: 6 (Source: The Register-Guard)


The total amount of money, in millions of dollars, in medical cannabis dispensary fees, that the Department of Licensing And Regulatory Affairs (LARA) gave to 18 different county sheriff departments toward training and enforcement of Michigan’s Medical Marihuana Act: 1.2 (Source: Detroit Free Press)

The amount of money, in dollars, that the Oakland County sheriff’s office received from LARA this year from money collected from medical cannabis dispensary fees: 323,725 (Source: Detroit Free Press)

The estimated number of medical cannabis collectives that were operating in Lansing in July: 55 (Source: Lansing State Journal)

The number of pages that detail the fourth draft of the Lansing medical cannabis ordinance that is currently being proposed: 27 (Source: Lansing City Council)

The amount of money, in thousands of dollars, that it will cost in annual fees to have a medical cannabis collective permit, according to currently proposed Lansing ordinance: 10 (Source: Lansing State Journal)


The amount of money, in millions of dollars, that was given back to Boulder County communities from cannabis sales tax revenue since legal sales began: 8.4 (Source: The Denver Post)

The amount of money, in millions of dollars, that Colorado has made from cannabis products during the first five months of 2016: 486 (Source: Colorado Department of Revenue)

The percentage of tourists who traveled to Colorado specifically for legal cannabis in 2015: 4 (Source: The Gazette-Colorado Springs)

The number of plants that can be grown in unincorporated Douglas County by a single caregiver, decreased from 99 plants, according to a newly approved ordinance by the Board of Douglas County Commissioners: 12 (Source: Highland Ranch Herald)

The amount of money, in millions of dollars, that the Roaring Fork School District received from the BEST Grant Program, which was from taxes collected on wholesale transfers of cannabis: 9 (Source: 9News)

votingBay Area

The number of votes, out of seven, that the Merced City Council voted in favor of passing a medical cannabis ordinance: 4 (Source: ABC)

The number of locations in Berkeley that were recently approved by the Berkeley City Council to be used for medical cannabis collectives: 6 (Source: Berkeleyside)

The amount of money, in thousands of dollars, that the California Sixth Appellate District Court ruled that a medical cannabis dispensary in San Jose must pay the city in taxes and late fees: 767,058 (Source: NBC Bay Area)

The number of judges who unanimously ruled in the U.S. appeals court in San Francisco in August that cannabis growers and/or users can’t be federally prosecuted if they comply with their state’s established medical cannabis laws: 3 (Source: SF Bay)

The number of physicians in the state of California who have already taken the eight-hour online certification course that allows them to write a cannabis prescription for medical cannabis patients: 90 (Source: Fox 13)

measuringtapeLos Angeles

The number of signatures that were submitted to approve a second medical cannabis dispensary initiative in San Bernardino: 7,016 (Source: San Bernardino Sun)

The number of votes, out of five, put forth by the Costa Mesa City Council to approve the proposed medical cannabis growth initiative to appear on the November ballot: 3 (Source: Los Angeles Times)

The highest number of medical cannabis collectives that would be allowed to operate throughout the city of Long Beach if the local cannabis ordinance is passed on the November ballot: 32 (Source: Long Beach-Press Telegram)

The percentage of Los Angeles residents who are in favor of permitting medical cannabis to be delivered to patients within the city: 75 (Source: Business Wire)

The number of votes, out of four, by the Laguna Beach City Council that were against placing more than one cannabis proposal on the ballot: 4 (Source: Orange County Register)


The amount of feet that detailed the length of a blown up joint that was carried to the Democratic National Convention by advocates: 51 (Source: CBS News)

The estimated percentage of regular cannabis users in Maine, which has been found to contain the highest percentage in the entire state: 16.8 (Source: Bangor Daily News)

The amount of money, in dollars, that the average legal cannabis user spends per year on cannabis: 647 (Source: Chicago Tribune)

The number of people who registered as medical cannabis patients in Minnesota, during the state’s first month of the medical cannabis program: 500 (Source: San Francisco Chronicle)

The number of signatures, aside from the 72,309 that have already been verified, that were provided with hopes of further helping a cannabis measure qualify for a public vote in Arkansas: 34,804 (Source: San Francisco Chronicle)

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