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Jan. 3, 2013 11:58

By the Numbers

Colorado


The distance (in feet) that dispensaries must be located away from parks and churches, according to Fort Collins’ Measure 301: 500 (Source: Westword).

The number of dispensaries that Measure 301 allows for every 5,000 patients in Larimer County: 1 (Source: Westword).

The estimated maximum total number of dispensaries that Measure 301 could allow in Fort Collins: 10 (Source: Westword).

The number of MMJ patients estimated to live in Larimer County: 5,000+ (Source: Colorado Department of Public Health and the Environment).

The percentage of voters in Douglas County that rejected Amendment 64: 54 (Source: The Denver Post).

Michigan


The maximum state fee for possessing any amount of cannabis, a misdemeanor in Michigan, according to state law: $2,000 (Source: Michigan State Police).

The maximum jail sentence (in years) for possessing any amount of cannabis in Michigan, according to state law: 1 (Source: Michigan State Police).

The estimated surplus that Michigan’s MMJ program has accumulated (in millions of dollars): 16.7 (state Senate Fiscal Agency).

The number of Michigan cities and communities that recently approved marijuana-related measures or charter changes: 5 (Source: Michigan Secretary of State).

The fee for getting an MMJ card in Michigan: $100 (Source: state Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs).

Northern California


The total number of cannabis plants allowed by the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors since 2006: 30 (Source: Sonoma Alliance for Medical Marijuana).

The amount of dried cannabis (in pounds) allowed by the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors since 2006: 3 (Source: Sonoma Alliance for Medical Marijuana).

The number of mature cannabis plants that two Sonoma County supervisors were pushing to establish as a new limit: 6 (Source: The Press Democrat).

The number of immature cannabis plants that two Sonoma County supervisors were pushing to establish as a new limit: 12 (Source: The Press Democrat).

The amount of dried cannabis (in ounces) that two Sonoma County supervisors were pushing to establish as a new limit: 8 (Source: The Press Democrat).

Southern California


The number of deaths in Los Angeles, Orange, Ventura and San Diego counties involving prescription drugs between 2006 and 2011: 1,7662 (Source: Los Angeles Times)

The number of juvenile arrests for simple marijuana possession in California in 2010: 14,991 (Source: Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice).

The number of juvenile arrests for simple marijuana possession in California in 2011: 5,831 (Source: Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice).

The difference, in percentage, between these two arrest stats: 61 (Source: Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice).

The fine for cannabis possession (under an ounce) in California: $100 (Source: California Health & Safety Code)

Washington


The number of cannabis stores estimated to be established once legal retail sales are finalized: 328 (Source: Washington State Liquor Control Board).

The number of Washington residents estimated to buy cannabis from state-regulated stores: 363,000 (Source: The Seattle Times).

The number of additional state employees that will be needed to implement Initiative 502: 40 (Source: Washington State Liquor Control Board).

The number of years of probation that Brionne Corbray—operator of the G.A.M.E. Collective locations in West Seattle—was sentenced to last month: 5 (Source: The Seattle Times).

The fine (in dollars) that Brionne Corbray must pay: 25,000 (Source: The Seattle Times).

The World


The percentage of people who think states should determine whether or not to legalize cannabis: 59 (Source: StoptheDrugWar.org)

The percentage of people who think the federal government should determine whether or not to legalize cannabis: 34 (Source: StoptheDrugWar.org)

The number of “likes” an Instagram photo of Rihanna holding a large cannabis cigarette generated: 205,000 (Source: The Hamilton Spectator)

The number of comments an Instagram photo of Rihanna holding a large cannabis cigarette generated: 7,000 (Source: The Hamilton Spectator)

Percentage of people who supported medical marijuana: 83 (Source: CBS News poll)

The percentage of Democrats who supported legalization: 51 (CBS News poll).

The percentage of Republicans who supported legalization: 27 (CBS News poll).

The number of states that have adopted laws that deny students federal financial aid for one year if they are convicted of cannabis possession: 28 (Source: AlterNet.org).

 

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