By the Numbers – December 2016

votingBay Area

The percentage of Californians who voted to approve Proposition 64, as of November 22: 56.5 (Source: California General Election Results)

The amount of money, in millions of dollars, that Bay Area-based cannabis delivery service Eaze received from a total of five investors: 13 (Source: Forbes)

The number of votes, out of seven, that were submitted by the Oakland City Council in favor of writing new laws to revise the current equity permit program: 4 (Source: San Francisco Gate)

The number of votes, out of six, by the San Leandro City Council that were in favor of approving a third medical cannabis collective that will open in June 2017: 6 (Source: East Bay Times)

The number of local NorCal mayors who attended the Inaugural Bay Area Summit on Urban Manufacturing and announced a region-wide manufacturing plan in light of cannabis legalization in California: 4 (Source: The Mercury Times)

rolling-a-jointColorado

The amount of money, in billions of dollars, that was reported as the economic impact of cannabis on the state of Colorado during 2015: 2.39 (Source: The Denver Post)

The number of cannabis-related jobs that were brought by the cannabis industry in 2015: 18,005 (Source: The Denver Post)

The number of states that have sent representatives to Colorado to learn and understand more about Colorado’s cannabis industry: 25 (Source: Colorado Springs Independent)

The approximate number of years that have passed since Colorado first voted on recreational cannabis: 4 (Source: The Gazette)

The percentage of votes that were in favor of Initiative 300 in Denver, as of November 16: 53.4 (Source: CNN.com)

votingLos Angeles

The percentage of Californians who voted to approve Proposition 64, as of November 17: 56.7 (Source: California General Election Results)

The percentage of residents in Los Angeles County who made their voice heard and voted to approve Proposition 64: 58.4 (Source: California General Election Results)

The amount of money, in thousands of dollars, that the city of Santa Ana is agreeing to pay one local collective for the police harassment that occurred in a raid in 2015: 100 (Source: Los Angeles Times)

The number of pages that list the details of California’s recently passed Proposition 64: 62 (Source: Orange County Register)

The percentage of votes that were in favor of Measure MA, a Long Beach city tax on medical cannabis transactions: 68 (Source: Long Beach Press-Telegram)

signaturesMichigan

The number of collectives that are currently operating in the city of Detroit: 171 (Source: Crain’s Detroit Business)

The approximate number of patients that one physician in Michigan was able to permit to use medical cannabis in a single year: 11,800 (Source: The Washington Times)

The number of unlicensed cannabis collectives that were open in Lansing as of November 4, as stated in a Public Safety meeting: 73 (Source: Lansing State Journal)

The number of city council votes, out of five, that were in favor of a municipal ordinance that gets rid of criminal and civil penalties for cannabis possession in East Lansing: 4 (Source: Lansing State Journal)

The expected number of signatures that one Michigan petition to legalize cannabis hopes to gather once they begin to collect in April 2017: 250,000 (Source: Michigan Radio)

moneyOregon

The amount of money, in millions of dollars, that was made in Oregon in recreational cannabis sales during the first nine months of 2016: 160 (Source: The Spokesman-Review)

The number of cities in Oregon that voted on implementing a recreational cannabis tax on the ballot: 111 (Source: The Oregonian)

The number of tests that a cannabis product sample must fail at the GreenHaus Analytical Labs in Southeast Portland before it cannot be sold to the public: 2 (Source: KGW)

The current number of state approved cannabis testing labs in Oregon as of the end of October: 18 (Source: The Oregonian)

The approximate percentage of vendors at the Salem Cannabis Fair who are also local businesses that offer a variety of cannabis goods: 60 (Source: Statesman Journal)

World

The percentage of banks in the U.S. that are currently providing basic banking services to the cannabis industry: 3 (Source: Bloomberg)

The estimated number of people who attended a cannabis information session in Waikiki, Hawaii to discuss cannabis job openings, investment opportunities and other information about the state’s new cannabis industry: 100 (Source: Hawaii News Now)

The percentage of Americans who stated their support for cannabis legalization three weeks prior to the election: 60 (Source: PBS.org)

The number of provinces in Turkey that were chosen to legalize cannabis production under strict regulations: 19 (Source: The Independent)

The percentage of Wyomingites who stated that they support medical cannabis: 81 (Source: Casper Tars Tribune)

i-votedSan Diego

The percentage of Californians who voted to approve Proposition 64: 51.95 (Source: California General Election Results)

The percentage of residents in San Diego County who made their voice heard and voted to approve Proposition 64: 55.8 (Source: California General Election Results)

The percentage of voters in La Mesa who voted yes in approval of allowing medical cannabis regulations: 51.60 (Source: San Diego Vote)

The number of California newspapers and publications that announced the endorsement of Proposition 64 prior to the election: 17 (Source: Yes on 64)

The number of San Diego City Council members who stated that they would like to quickly write up and approve a policy for where and how recreational cannabis can be sold in San Diego, to hopefully allow the eight city-approved medical cannabis collectives to start selling recreational cannabis as well: 2 (Source: San Diego Union-Tribune)

business-womenWashington

The amount of money, in millions of dollars, that King County made in cannabis sales between July 2014 and June 2015: 48.2 (Source: The Business Journals)

The number of Washington medical cannabis patients that have signed up to purchase “medical-grade” cannabis products with higher potency between July and October 2016: 13,014 (Source: Washington Department of Health)

The amount of money, in millions of dollars, that the state of Washington has made from cannabis since the first day of sales on July 8, 2014: 681.6 (Source: The Business Journals)

The percentage of cannabis sales that were made from high-CBD products in Washington State during October 2016: 3 (Source: The Cannabist)

The percentage of women who contribute to cannabis sales in Washington State: 32 (Source: Headset)

prop64Bakersfield

The approximate number of patients that have been registered in Illinois after one year of legalizing medical cannabis: 12,000 (Source: San Francisco Chronicle)

The percentage of Kern County citizens who voted in favor of legalizing Proposition 64: 45.9 (Source: New York Times)

The number of hours that a Florida physician must spend being trained to recommend medical cannabis to patients, according to the newly passed Amendment 2: 8 (Source: NBC Miami)

The percentage of people living in Ireland who said they support legalizing medical cannabis: 77 (Source: Thejournal.ie)

The number of Denmark patients that will be allowed to use medical cannabis to treat their chronic diseases in 2018: 1,500 (Source: Business Insider)

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