By the Numbers – May 2017

Oregon

The amount of cannabis, in grams, that residents of Portland purchased between January 4, 2016 and March 31, 2016: 3,039,000 (Source: The Oregonian)

The amount of cannabis, in grams, that residents in the entire state of Oregon with the exception of Portland purchased between January 4, 2016 and March 31, 2016: 1,958,000 (Source: The Oregonian)

The number of members who make up the “Cannabis Law Section” of the Oregon State Bar, which will help local lawyers navigate state and federal cannabis laws: 71 (Source: The Bend Bulletin)

The approximate amount of money, in millions of dollars, that was collected in recreational cannabis sales in Oregon in January: 26 (Source: The Register-Guard)

The number of votes, out of 58, that were submitted by Oregon Senate representatives in favor of approving Senate Bill 863, which keeps cannabis consumers’ personal information private: 53 (Source: The Washington Times)

The number of commercial properties in Santa Rosa that have been approved to be converted from non-cannabis-related businesses into cannabis businesses: 3 (Source: North Bay Business Journal)

Bay Area

The percentage of cannabis business that was approved by the San Leandro City Council and will remain in place until June 2019: 6 (Source: East Bay Times)

The number of judges on a judicial ethics opinion committee in San Francisco who ruled that it is unethical for judges in the state of California to invest in cannabis businesses: 12 (Source: Napa Valley Register)

The amount of money, in thousands of dollars, that Haight Street merchants in San Francisco raised in order to pay for security, fencing, portable toilets, approved food vendors and medical personnel at the unofficial 420 gathering on Hippie Hill in April: 100 (Source: CBS SF Bay Area)

The amount of money, in thousands of dollars, that the city of San Francisco projects it can collect from cannabis sales if it increases its cannabis tax to 10 percent: 850 (Source: The Daily Journal)

Colorado

The number of medical and recreational storefront dispensaries that are currently operating in Denver, as of April: 216 (Source: The Denver Post)

The percentage of Edgewater’s total tax revenue that comes from recreational cannabis sales: 20 (Source: The Gazette)

The amount of cannabis tax revenue, in millions of dollars, that the city of Edgewater plans to use to repave local streets and rebuild city hall, a police station and a library: 1.4 (Source: CBS News)

The approximate amount of money, in millions of dollars, that reflects the combined total of medical and recreational cannabis sales collected in Colorado in January and February 2017: 235 (Source: The Gazette)

The number of Colorado towns and cities that have at least one active and licensed cannabis business license: 121 (Source: The Denver Channel)

Los Angeles

The approximate amount of money, in dollars, that it will cost to obtain a permit to operate a medical cannabis business in Costa Mesa: 50,000 (Source: costamesa.gov)

The number of operators who submitted applications to the city of Long Beach with interest in opening a medical cannabis dispensary as of mid-April: 126 (Source: Gazettes)

The number of medical cannabis business applicants who are guaranteed to receive a license in Long Beach because they operated a legal dispensary prior to February 2012: 14 (Source: Gazettes)

The amount of THC, in milligrams, that California’s new draft rules determine as a one serving in cannabis edibles: 10 (Source: Los Angeles Times)

The number of pages included in the recently proposed draft regulations of California’s medical cannabis industry: 58 (Source: CBS SF Bay Area)

The approximate number of cannabis joints that were confiscated at a 420 holiday celebration in Washington D.C.: 1,000 (Source: Washington Examiner)

Bakersfield

The amount of money, in billions of dollars, that U.S. taxpayers could have saved per year on Medicaid prescriptions if cannabis had been legalized nationwide in 2014: 1.1 (Source: RT)

The percentage of surveyed Americans ages 18 and older who have tried cannabis at some point in their lives: 52 (Source: NBC News)

The number of recreational cannabis consumers that German researchers in Berlin plan to recruit for a study: 25,000 (Source: The Local Germany)

The number of cultivators that the Pennsylvania Department of Health is planning to license as part of its Medical Marijuana Program: 12 (Source: U.S. News)

Michigan

The approximate number of applicants in Detroit who applied for a license to open a medical cannabis collective: 260 (Source: U.S. News)

The number of medical cannabis collectives currently that have applied for a collective license that are still allowed to operate in Detroit until they are officially approved or denied: 61 (Source: CBS Detroit)

The number of Michigan cities that passed laws to decriminalize the adult use of cannabis in small amounts: 14 (Source: WLNS)

The number of signatures that a statewide cannabis petition to legalize recreational cannabis must collect in order to be considered by legislators: 300,000 (Source: WLNS)

The estimated number of people who gathered to celebrate the 46th Annual Ann Arbor Hash Bash in early April: 10,000 (Source: Mlive.com)

San Diego

The percentage of space that the owner of a 20-acre greenhouse in Encinitas is proposing to use for cannabis cultivation: 2 (Source: 10 News)

The approximate number of people who attended an Encinitas city council meeting to speak on the topic of allowing farmers to cultivate cannabis on their property: 20 (Source: Del Mar Times)

The established percentage of a Lemon Grove dispensary’s floor area, or 1,500 square feet (whichever is less) that can be dedicated to cannabis cultivation according to city law: 25 (Source: NBC San Diego)

The estimated number of medical cannabis applicants who are currently being considered to obtain a license in La Mesa: 16 (Source: 10 News)

The estimated number of people who attended a Vista City Council meeting in March asking to end raids on local medical cannabis dispensaries: 35 (Source: CBS 8)

Washington

The total amount of cannabis, in pounds, that Washington cannabis farmers have harvested during the month of March: 286,962 (Source: Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board)

The amount of “useable” cannabis, in pounds, that has been grown in Washington in fiscal year 2017: 155,494 (Source: Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board)

The amount of money, in millions of dollars, that Washington State collected in recreational cannabis excise tax in 2016: 168 (Source: KUOW 94.9)

The initial value of money, in millions of dollars, that Washington State regulators will pay to hire a new seed-to-sale cannabis tracking company: 3 (Source: The State)

The approximate number of cannabis plants that are grown, processed and packaged in Olympia annually: 100,000 (Source: CBS News)

National

The percentage of Kansas City, Missouri residents who voted to approve a proposal that will decrease the maximum fine for possession of cannabis and eliminate jail time: 71 (Source: The Kansas City Star)

The amount of cannabis, in grams, that Canadian adults will be allowed to possess in public, according to the country’s recently introduced legislation to legalize cannabis by July 1, 2018: 30 (Source: ABC News)

The maximum amount of cannabis, in grams, that registered adults in Uruguay will soon be able to purchase from pharmacies per month: 40 (Source: United Press International)

The percentage of medical cannabis facility owners who must be state residents, according to the recently approved rules from the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Commission: 60 (Source: The Washington Times)

The number of votes, out of 15, that were presented by the Dallas City Council in Texas in favor of removing jail time for a person who is found in possession of four ounces of cannabis or less: 10 (Source: DMagazine)

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