By the Numbers – March 2017

Bay Area

The estimated number of cannabis industry members in Sonoma County: 9,000 (Source: The Press-Democrat)

The approximate number of voters who are eligible to vote on Measure A in Sonoma County on March 7, which if approved would implement a cannabis tax: 100,000 (Source: The Press-Democrat)

The top asking price, in millions of dollars, to purchase a single 20,000 square-foot industrial building in Sacramento that is ideal for cannabis cultivation: 6 (Source: CBS Sacramento)

The amount of money, in thousands of dollars, that it costs in fees to operate a 20,000 square-foot cultivation facility in Sacramento: 28 (Source: CBS Sacramento)

The number of months that a temporary ban will last on permits for cannabis cultivation in warehouse spaces in San Francisco, which began in February: 6 (Source: San Francisco Examiner)

Colorado

The amount of money, in thousands of dollars, that it will cost for an annual licensing fee to operate a cannabis club in Denver: 2 (Source: San Angelo Standard-Times)

The percentage of increase on recreational cannabis sales taxes that Governor Hickenlooper has proposed to implement in Colorado starting July 1: 50 (Source: The Denver Post)

 

The number of patients in Colorado suffering from Multiple Sclerosis who completed a recent survey regarding whether or not they use cannabis to treat their condition: 139 (Source: Salon)

The amount of money, in millions of dollars, worth of cannabis sales tax and cannabis-related fees that the city of Pueblo has spent on community projects: 1.6 (Source: KOAA News 5)

The amount of money, in billions of dollars, that was collected from recreational and medical cannabis sales in Colorado throughout 2016: 1.3 (Source: The Gazette)

Los Angeles

The number of votes, out of five, presented by the Fontana City Council in favor of allowing residents to cultivate cannabis at home: 3 (Source: Fontana Herald News)

The amount of money, in millions of dollars, that Governor Jerry Brown has recommended to be spent on cannabis regulation in his recent budget proposal: 52.2 (Source: Kron4)

The projected monetary value, in billions of dollars, of California’s recreational cannabis industry: 7 (Source: The Gazette)

The amount of money, in thousands of dollars, that will fund a new Los Angeles-based law enforcement program to help prevent impaired driving in light of California cannabis legalization: 858 (Source: Long Beach Post)

The projected amount of money, in millions of dollars, that the city of Los Angeles could collect from cannabis taxes within the first few years of statewide legalization with Measure M: 100 (Source: Los Angeles Independent News)

Bakersfield

The estimated number of people who attended The Hemp & Cannabis Fair in Bakersfield in February: 2,000 (Source: Bakersfield Now)

The amount of money, in thousands of dollars, that Minnesota’s medical cannabis agency needs to fund a patient database and inspections of the state’s medical cannabis manufactures: 500 (Source: KARE 11)

The amount of money, in millions of dollars, that Israel-based company Cannabi-Tech Ltd. received from a recent seed investment: 1 (Source: Globes)

The amount of money, in thousands of dollars, that Alaska collected in cannabis taxes in December 2016: 145.8 (Source: Juneau Empire)

The amount of money, in billions of dollars, that the global medical cannabis market is expected to make by 2025: 55.8 (Source: Grand View Research, Inc.)

Michigan

The number of people evaluated in a Michigan survey about cannabis and their stances on cannabis legalization: 600 (source: Mlive.com)

The percentage of people surveyed in Michigan who support legalizing adult-use, recreational cannabis: 57 (Source: CBS Detroit)

 

The percentage of patients included in a statewide study who reported a reduction in the use of opioid pain medication after using cannabis: 64 (Source: Clinton Herald)

The number of patients in Michigan who have state-issued medical cannabis cards in Branch County: 654 (Source: The Daily Reporter)

 

The amount of money, in millions of dollars, from Gov. Snyder’s budget that will be used to enforce medical cannabis rules: 8.8 (Source: Mlive.com)

San Diego

The number of signatures that are required to get a medical cannabis measure on the ballot for the city of Oceanside: 8,760 (Source: The Coast News)

The increased percentage of tax that will be implemented for all recreational cannabis sales in San Diego after July 2019: 8 (Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune)

The number of neighborhoods who voted to approve Prop. 64 in San Diego county: 7 (Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune)

The number of medical cannabis dispensaries that were approved by the San Diego City Council to sell recreational cannabis when it becomes officially legal in the state: 15 (Source: San Diego Metro)

The amount of money in thousands of dollars, that it costs to purchase a nonrefundable application fee to be considered for a conditional use permit to open a medical cannabis dispensary in La Mesa: 1,200 (Source: San Diego Reader)

Washington

The percentage of retail sales that reflect an increase in 2016 compared to the previous year’s retail sales: 162 (Source: Spokane Journal)

The amount of money, in millions of dollars, that retail cannabis stores in Spokane County made from cannabis products during the month of January: 7 (Source: The Spokesman-Review)

The amount of money, in millions of dollars, that Washington State is projected to collect in recreational cannabis revenue between 2017 and 2019: 730 (Source: Bellingham Herald)

The average price, in dollars, that it currently costs to purchase one gram of cannabis flower in Washington: 6 (Source: Forbes)

The amount of money, in millions of dollars, that the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board is paying the Department of Agriculture to test for pesticides at a newly opened testing lab in Yakima: 1.1 (Source: KAPP-TV)

Oregon

The amount of money, in millions of dollars, that was collected in Oregon recreational cannabis taxes during December 2016: 5.6 (Source: OPB.org)

The amount of money, in millions of dollars, that was collected from recreational cannabis taxes in Oregon in 2016: 60.2 (Source: KTVL)

The number of licensed recreational cannabis dispensaries that are currently operating in Bend: 17 (Source: MyCentralOregon.com)

The approximate amount of money, in thousands of dollars, that was collected in fees from a single cannabis dispensary in St. Helens: 30 (Source: St. Helens Chronicle)

The number of recreational cannabis retailers that have received permission to deliver to cannabis consumers in Bend: 3 (Source: Bend Bulletin)

Universal

The number of patients that have enrolled in the medical cannabis program in New Jersey: 466 (Source: NJ.com)

The approximate amount of money, in billions of dollars, that was spent on legal cannabis in North America in 2016: 7 (Source: Entrepreneur)

The number of medical cannabis studies that have been recently approved for federal funding by a new measure in Israel: 13 (Source: Globes)

The amount of money, in thousands of dollars, that was approved by Nevada’s Interim Finance Committee as a seed loan to get the state’s recreational cannabis program up-and-running: 871 (Source: Reno Gazette-Journal)

The amount of money, in thousands of dollars, that Minnesota’s Office of Medical Cannabis is requesting to fund the state’s patient registry and inspection of the state’s medical cannabis manufacturers: 500 (Source: CBS Minnesota)

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