By the Numbers – February 2017

Bay Area

The approximate number of cannabis product entries submitted for in the Emerald Cup in December: 1,200 (Source: The Mercury News)

The estimated number of people who attended the Emerald Cup in Santa Rosa in December: 30,000 (Source: San Francisco Chronicle)

The amount of money, in thousands of dollars, that it will cost Sonoma County to hold a special election regarding cannabis cultivation in March: 400 (Source: Press Democrat)

The approximate number of years that it took for the federal government to end its legal case against Berkeley Patients Group: 4 (Source: Northern California Record)

The number of recommendations submitted by the San Francisco Cannabis State Legalization Task Force on how the city of San Francisco should implement Proposition 64: 80 (Source: The Bay Area Reporter)


The percentage of students at the University of Colorado School of Medicine who would recommend cannabis to a patient under the state’s current medical cannabis law: 29 (Source: The Denver Post)

The number of cannabis dispensaries that Pueblo City Council approved to operate within the city: 8 (Source: The Gazette)

The approximate amount of money, in billions of dollars, that Colorado collected in both recreational and medical cannabis sales, within first 10 months of 2016: 1 (Source: Fox 31 Denver)

The amount of money, in millions of dollars, that the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment announced it would be granting to cannabis-related research: 2.35 (Source: Cortez Journal)

The price of cannabis oil, in cents, that some Colorado dispensaries sold to medical cannabis patients during the 2016 holiday season: 1 (Source: The Gazette)

Los Angeles

The number of votes, out of five, provided by the Costa Mesa City Council in favor of temporarily banning cannabis within city limits for 45 days: 5 (Source: Orange County Register)

The estimated amount of money, in millions of dollars, that could be generated in cannabis taxes for the Los Angeles city general fund within the first few years of legal recreational cannabis: 100 (Source: Daily News)

The number of mature cannabis plants that patients or caregivers are allowed to grow at home in Burbank: 6 (Source: Los Angeles Times)

The amount of money, in dollars, that it costs to apply for a cannabis business license in Long Beach: 226.45 (Source: Press-Telegram)

The amount of money, in thousands of dollars, that the band Slightly Stoopid paid a Los Angeles-based lab to make a vinyl record of its single, “Dabbington,” made entirely out of bubble hash: 7 (Source: Inverse)


The approximate number of people who have attended monthly support meetings at ACT Laboratories to educate patients and organizations about medical cannabis: 50 (Source: Lansing State Journal)

The number of qualifying Michigan medical cannabis consumers who grow their own cannabis plants or receive their cannabis from a registered caregiver: 211,000 (Source: Detroit Local CBS)

The number of cannabis plants that medical cannabis cardholders will be able to grow for personal use under the new Michigan state law: 12 (Source: South Bend Tribune)

The amount of money, in thousands of dollars, that Michigan cities will be able to collect in annual medical cannabis licensing fees from each license holder: 5,000 (Source: South Bend Tribune)

The amount of money, in millions of dollars, that was seized by Detroit police in a raid on January 18: 1 (Source:

San Diego

The number of cities in San Diego County that are discussing regulations to allow cannabis businesses to operate within city limits: 3 (Source: NBC San Diego)

The number of votes by citizens of Lemon Grove who voted to pass Measure V by a narrow margin: 90 (Source: NBC San Diego)

The distance, in feet, that cannabis collectives or cultivation sites must be located away from schools, childcare facilities and public parks in La Mesa: 600 (Source: NBC San Diego)

The percentage of customers of the San Diego-based Healing Center who are age 40 and older: 60 (Source: Los Angeles Times)

The number of eighth, 10th and 12th graders who were surveyed between 2010 to 2015 in a Californian study to better understand the difference in perception of harmfulness and self-reported cannabis use, before and after legalization: 253,902 (Source: Tech Times)


The amount of money, in billions of dollars, that is expected to be collected from recreational cannabis sales in Washington state by 2020: 2.4 (Source: New Frontier)

The estimated number of recreational cannabis businesses that are operating in unincorporated Yakima County: 20 (Source: The Seattle Times)

The amount of money, in billions of dollars, that was collected from Washington recreational cannabis sales in 2016: 1.1 (Source:

The amount of money, in millions of dollars, that it would have cost to purchase two of Seattle’s largest retail cannabis chains that were available for sale in January: 60 (Source: Yahoo! Finance)

The amount of money, in millions of dollars, that was made in Washington recreational cannabis sales taxes during 2016: 4.6 (Source:


The estimated number of medical cannabis grow sites in Jackson County that have a Medford zip code: 2,000 (Source: Mail Tribune)

The amount of money, in millions of dollars, that has been collected in cannabis tax payments since recreational cannabis taxes began in Oregon, as of November 30, 2016: 54.5 (Source:

The maximum amount of cannabis oil extract, in pounds, that a Oregon cannabis company plans to produce per week, once it begins extracting: 100 (Source: The Register Guard)

The number of cannabis dispensaries operating in Multnomah County: 147 (Source: Willamette Week)

The number of recreational cannabis applications that were received by the Oregon Liquor Control Commission in 2016: 1,907 (Source: The Business Journals)


The approximate number of medical cannabis patients registered in Canada in September 2016: 100,000 (Source: Financial Post)

The estimated amount of money, in billions of dollars, that recreational cannabis made in the United States during 2016: 6.7 (Source: The Washington Post)

The amount of sales, in millions of dollars, that Illinois medical cannabis patients purchased in medical cannabis during November and December 2016: 1.7 (Source: Chicago Tribune)

The number of votes, out of 105, by the Mexico Senate in support of approving a bill that would allow for the use of medical cannabis: 98 (Source: Reuters)

The number of people who were pardoned from their minor cannabis-related crimes in Vermont: 192 (Source: The New York Times)

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