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Feb. 7, 2013 12:34

By the Numbers

COLORADO


The amount of food, clothing and toys (in pounds) that was donated by patients to God’s Pantry, a Fountain-based food and clothing bank: 400 (Source: Colorado 4 Cannabis Patients Rights).

The amount of money (in dollars) donated to the family of Cash Hyde, a 4-year-old boy with brain cancer who passed away in November: 730 (Source: Colorado 4 Cannabis Patients Rights).

The number of times Colorado MMJ enforcement has levied fines against an MMJ business: 54 (Source: The Denver Post).

The number of times Colorado MMJ enforcement has suspended an MMJ business’s license: 0 (Source: The Denver Post).

The number of times Colorado MMJ enforcement has revoked an MMJ business’s license: 0 (Source: The Denver Post).

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA


The estimated donation (in dollars) for an eighth of an ounce of medical cannabis in San Francisco: 35 to 65 (Source: SF Weekly).

The estimated donation (in dollars) for an ounce of medical cannabis in San Francisco: 300 (Source: SF Weekly).

The estimated cost (in millions of dollars) to legalize cannabis in California in 2016: 14 (Source: Marijuana Policy Project).

The number of votes that Prop. 19 lost by: 400,000 (Source: San Francisco Chronicle).

The number of cannabis-related measures that failed to get on the California ballot last year: 5 (Source: San Francisco Chronicle).

MICHIGAN


The proposed maximum amount (in ounces) of cannabis that would be legal to possess in Grand Rapids: 2.5 (Source: MLive.com).

The maximum amount (in ounces) of cannabis that a Michigan MMJ patient can possess: 2.5 (Source: Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs).

The amount of revenue (in millions of dollars) raised over five years if Michigan legalized cannabis statewide in a manner similar to Colorado and Washington: 2.8 (Source: The Compassion Chronicles)

The number of years that Michigan’s Medical Marihuana Act has been in place: 4 (Source: Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, [LARA]).

The number of conditions that a LARA panel may consider qualifying for MMJ: 2 [Parkinson’s disease and PTSD] (Source: LARA).

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA


The number of dispensaries shut down in San Diego last year: 200 (Source: Medical Marijuana Business Daily).

The number of dispensaries in Imperial and San Diego counties that received cease-and-desist letters from the federal government: 253 (Source: The Associated Press).

The business tax (in dollars) for every $1,000 in medical cannabis sales, according to a proposed Los Angeles City Council initiative: 60 (Source: KCET).

How long (in days) a La Habra emergency moratorium on dispensaries can last: 45 (Source: Orange County Register).

How long (in months) the La Habra moratorium can be extended for: 22 (Source: Orange County Register).

WASHINGTON


The approximate number of phone calls received by the state Department of Revenue—a starting point for new businesses—regarding getting into the cannabis industry in the wake of Initiative 502: 100 (Source: The Olympian).

The number of comments the Washington State Liquor Control Board received regarding rules and regulations to obtain a cannabis growers license, post-I-502: 160 (Source: The Seattle Times).

The number of phone calls received by the state Liquor Control Board from people interested in getting started in the cannabis business: 160 (Source: The Olympian).

The number of emails received by the state Liquor Control Board from people interested in getting started in the cannabis business: 63 (Source: The Olympian).

The number of county prosecutors who have dismissed minor possession cases, post-I-502: 9 (Source: The Seattle Times).

AND BEYOND


The number of medical conditions that qualify MMJ patients in Connecticut: 11 (Source: Hartford Courant).

The percentage of Iowa residents who support the medical use of cannabis: 64 (Source: Des Moines Register Iowa Poll).

The number of MMJ cardholders in Montana as of November 2012: 8,404 (Source: Department of Public Health and Human Services).

The number of MMJ cardholder in Montana who rely on cannabis providers: 5,211 (Source: Department of Public Health and Human Services).

The total number of plants that cultivation centers in Washington, D.C., can grow: 95 (Source: The Washington Post).

The number of regulations (in pages) governing Washington D.C.’s, MMJ program: 96 (Source: The Washington Post).

The estimated number of Israelis who were licensed to use medical marijuana in 2009: 400 (Source: The New York Times).

The estimated number of Israelis who are currently licensed: 11,000 (Source: The New York Times).

 

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