By the Numbers – January 2017

Bay Area

The number of votes, out of 8, by the Sacramento City Council in favor of approving licensed cannabis cultivation within city limits: 5 (Source: CBS Sacramento)

The number of Sonoma County Supervisors, out of four, who were in favor of approving an ordinance that allows small-scale commercial cannabis gardens in rural residential areas in early December: 1 (Source: North Bay Business Journal)

The approximate number of cannabis cultivators that have registered with the city of Sacramento with hopes of obtaining a formal business permit: 200 (Source: Sacramento Bee)

The amount of money, in millions of dollars, that the City of Sacramento receives from medical cannabis taxes annually: 4 (Source: Sacramento Bee)

The estimated number of cannabis growers operating in Sonoma County: 3,000 (Source: Marin Independent Journal)

Colorado

The amount of money, in millions of dollars, that was made in Colorado medical and recreational cannabis sales during September 2016: 127.8 (Source: Denver Westword)

The number of cannabis-related research papers that will be presented by the University of Northern Colorado to the American Chemical Society National Meeting in April 2017: 2 (Source: University of Northern Colorado)

The amount of money, in millions of dollars, that was made in cannabis sales in Colorado between January and September 2016: 974.3 (Source: 740 KVOR)

The maximum percentage of THC in the strains that the federal government is currently using to test and study cannabis: 6 (Source: University of Colorado, Boulder)

The amount of money, in millions of dollars, in annual cannabis tax revenue that Governor Hickenlooper is proposing to be used to help create housing for the homeless: 12.3 (Source: The Denver Post)

Los Angeles

The percentage of votes that were in favor of approving the Costa Mesa cannabis measure, Measure X, in the recent November election: 53.6 (Source: Orange County Official Results for Election)

The number of votes, out of four, by the Ojai City Council that were in favor of licensing the delivery and pickup of medical cannabis: 4 (Source: Ventura County Star)

The estimated amount of money, in billions of dollars, that is expected to be collected in medical cannabis sales in California by 2020: 3.3 (Source: New Frontier Data)

The number of votes, out of four, by the Lynwood City Council, in favor of approving the first reading of a new cannabis ordinance: 3 (Source: Los Angeles Times)

The estimated number of members in the United Food and Commercial Workers Union who work in medical cannabis collectives in Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay Area: 1,200 (Source: Reveal News)

Michigan

The number of medical cannabis facilities that were approved to operate in Ferndale that are currently open for business: 1 (Source: Daily Tribune)

The estimated number of people who attended the cannabis-related Capital Conference in downtown Lansing in early December: 300 (Source: Detroit Free Press)

The number of cannabis collectives operating in Detroit, as of October 21, 2016: 150 (Source: Detroit Metro Times)

The number of Grand Rapids collectives that were raided in December, with police claiming that they were conducting illegal sales: 7 (Source: Lansing State Journal)

The amount of money, in thousands of dollars, that Metro Detroit sheriff’s departments spent on overtime pay, raid gear, collective stakeouts and vehicles, with medical cannabis fee money: 600 (Source: The Detroit News)

Oregon

The estimated number of people who attended this year’s Oregon Marijuana Business Conference: 650 (Source: Daily Tiding)

The minimum number of people approved to be hired to work at a cannabis facility in Oakridge: 10 (Source: Register-Guard)

The number of years that were recently approved for the leasing of a vacant building to an out-of-state cannabis producer planning to open in Oregon: 40 (Source: Corvallis Gazette-Times)

The estimated percentage of Oregon cannabis businesses surveyed that said they were experiencing supply constraints: 80 (Source: Portland Business Journal)

The estimated number of cannabis business-related Oregon locals surveyed in a study conducted by Whitney Economics in early December: 680 (Source: Argus-Press)

International

The number of licenses that were received by the Jamaican Cannabis Licensing Authority at the end of October 2016 for growing or processing medical cannabis: 89 (Source: Jamaica Observer)

The total number of cannabis companies that were being traded on the Australian Stock Exchange, as of mid-November, 2016: 5 (Source: Yahoo! News)

The updated amount of medical cannabis, in grams, that veterans in Vancouver, Canada will be reimbursed for by the federal government, per day: 3 (Source: Kelowna Daily Courier)

The number of preliminary medical cannabis licenses that were approved by the Maryland Medical Cannabis board: 102 (Source: The Baltimore Sun)

The amount of money, in millions of dollars, that was raised by a Hawaiian medical cannabis dispensary in second round of financing: 5 (Source: The Business Journals)

San Diego

The number of days that have been chosen to establish a temporary pause on issuing cannabis business zoning permits in San Diego: 45 (Source: Fox 5 San Diego)

The percentage of votes by the San Diego City Council that were in favor of approving a tax on recreational cannabis sales in November: 68 (Source: San Diego Union-Tribune)

The amount of money, in thousands of dollars, that the San Diego company Innovative Industries paid to be listed on the New York Stock Exchange: 100 (Source: Forbes)

The amount of money, in thousands of dollars, that a judge has rejected to return to the owner of MedWest, which was recently raided, having all of the owner’s personal and professional assets seized: 100 (Source: San Diego Union Tribune)

The estimated number of people convicted of cannabis crimes in San Diego County that have been released from custody early because of reduced sentences, as according to Proposition 64: 20 (Source: KPBS)

Washington

The approximate amount of money, in millions of dollars, that was collected in Washington cannabis sales during the second quarter of 2016: 212 (Source: Fox 28)

The amount of money, in thousands of dollars, that one retail cannabis store in Spokane gave away in free cannabis in November: 36 (Source: Inverse)

The amount of money, in millions of dollars, that a single retail store in Vancouver, Main Street Marijuana, sold in recreational cannabis on Black Friday in November, making it the highest amount of money collected for that day: 28.6 (Source: MyNorthWest.com)

The amount of space, in square feet, that one Washington greenhouse was approved to use as a cannabis facility: 21,000 (Source: Equities.com)

 

The amount of money, in dollars, of the newly increased licensing fee that is required to sell cannabis in Seattle, as updated by the Seattle City Council: 1,500 (Source: MyNorthWest.com)

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