By the Numbers – July 2017

Bay Area

 

The amount of money, in thousands of dollars, that the cannabis nuns who live and work in Merced collected from selling their products during 2016: 750 (Source: news.com.au)

The amount of money, in millions of dollars, that was collected by Oakland-based Hound Labs to develop a portable THC-detecting breathalyzer: 8.1 (Source: Forbes)

The estimated number of people who attended the High Times Cannabis Cup that was hosted at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds in early June: 10,000 (Source: San Francisco Gate)

The number of cannabis product entries that were submitted to the High Times Cannabis Cup competition in Sonoma County: 450 (Source: San Francisco Gate)

The estimated number of people who attended a job fair hosted by the Yolo County Cannabis Coalition in June: 350 (Source: Sacramento Business Journal)

Colorado

The amount of money, in millions of dollars, from Colorado cannabis sales that will be dedicated to establishing housing for those with behavioral needs, or those currently living without homes: 15.3 (Source: CBS Denver)

The increased percentage of cannabis sales tax that was recently approved by Gov. John Hickenlooper: 15 (Source:  KRDO)

The total square footage of space that was dedicated towards cannabis cultivation in Denver at the end of 2016: 4.2 (Source: The Denver Post)

The projected number of Colorado cannabis dispensaries, out of every three, that are operated by chain retailers: 1 (Source: The Washington Times)

The number of jobs that New Frontier Data projects will be made available in the U.S. cannabis market by 2020, which was discovered while analyzing data collected from Colorado’s recreational cannabis industry: 283,422 (Source: New Frontier Data)

Los Angeles

The number of medical cannabis dispensaries that the city of Riverside has shut down since 2007: 118 (Source: The Press-Enterprise)

The amount of medical cannabis tax revenue generated from medical cannabis sales, in millions of dollars, that was collected in Los Angeles County in 2016: 231 (Source: Bloomberg)

The number of pages that detail the proposal to regulate medical and recreational cannabis from Los Angeles: 51 (Source: City of Los Angeles Draft Proposal)

The projected amount of money, in millions of dollars, that Los Angeles is expected to collect in recreational cannabis tax revenue during the first year: 50 (Source: Daily News)

The maximum number of cannabis plants that are allowed for at-home cultivation, which was recently approved by the Los Angeles City Council: 6 (Source: FOX LA)

Bakersfield

The percentage of increased growth in American cannabis stocks during 2016: 236 (Source: The Washington Times)

The number of bills that were signed by Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval, one of which was the approval of a bill that will allow individuals and corporations to produce hemp for agricultural purposes: 65 (Source: Associated Press)

The amount of money, in millions of dollars, that HelloMD collected and used to connect patients with medical cannabis through telemedicine: 1 (Source: Mobi Health News)

The number of controlled clinical medical cannabis trials that have been conducted since 1975: 140 (Source: NORML)

The projected amount of money, in billions of dollars, that a new California state-sponsored economic study estimates to be the future value of the cannabis market: 5 (Source: Los Angeles Times)

Michigan

The percentage of Michigan voters between the ages of 18 and 29 who stated that they support recreational cannabis legalization in Michigan in a recent study: 77 (Source: WLNS 6)

The total number of Michigan voters who were asked to participate in a study to share their opinions on legalizing cannabis: 600 (Source: WLNS 6)

The number of illegal medical cannabis dispensaries that the city of Detroit has shut down since March 1, 2016: 167 (Source: Detroit Free Press)

The number of illegal medical cannabis dispensaries that the city of Detroit plans to shut down in the near future, as of early June: 51 (Source: Detroit Free Press)

The number of new police officers added to assist in medical cannabis licensure oversight whose income would be paid by funds from the Michigan State Police budget: 48 (Source: FY 2017-18 General Omnibus Budget)

San Diego

The amount of money, in thousands of dollars, that was set to fund The Goodlife Festival cannabis event in Del Mar before the event was cancelled: 12 (Source: The Coast News Group)

The estimated number of people who were expected to attend a Del Mar-based cannabis festival before it was canceled: 6,000 (Source: Fox 5 San Diego)

The estimated number of people who spoke at a Chula Vista City Council meeting regarding the city’s illegal dispensaries: 30 (Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune)

The number of counts of criminal conduct that the San Diego District Attorney has filed against Med-West owner James Slatic: 12 (Source: Supreme Court of San Diego)

The estimated number of months that it took for the District Attorney to file charges against San Diego-native James Slatic and his cannabis business: 16 (Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune)

Washington

The approximate amount of cannabis flower, in pounds, that Washington State sold during the month of April: 20,985 (Source: Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board)

The amount of money, in dollars, that has been collected in Washington State total cannabis sales since the program first rolled out in 2014: 1,126,506,915 (Source: Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board)

The number of applications to cultivate hemp that have been submitted to the Washington State Department of Agriculture: 7 (Source: KUOW)

The number of hemp cultivation licenses that have been approved in Washington State as of early June: 3 (Source: KUOW)

The projected number of cannabis transactions, in millions, which occurred over a two-year period and reveals that one-fifth of Washington’s cannabis sales come from concentrate purchases: 44 (Source: Civilized)

Oregon

The approximate number of people in Oregon who are no longer registered as patients in the state’s medical cannabis program since recreational cannabis became legal: 10,000 (Source: KUOW)

The number of votes from the Oregon House of Representatives, out of 58, that were in favor of requiring a seed-to-sale tracking system on medical cannabis that is similar to how recreational cannabis is tracked: 51 (Source: The Argus Observer)

The amount of money, in millions of dollars, that Oregon economists project will be collected in cannabis taxes through mid-2019: 156 (Source: Willamette Week)

The number of cannabis dispensaries currently operating within one block of Willamette Street in Eugene: 11 (Source: The Register-Guard)

The number of commercial cannabis cultivation operations that have been approved by Deschutes County staff as of mid-May: 15 (Source: The Bend Bulletin)

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