By the Numbers – September 2017

Bay Area

The projected amount of money, in thousands of dollars, that the recently approved Office of Cannabis in San Francisco will be given from the city budget to operate: 700 (Source: San Francisco Business Times)

The number of Sonoma County residents who have been chosen to advise the Board of Supervisors on how to regulate the county cannabis program: 20 (Source: Emerald Report)

The number of medical cannabis dispensaries in Vallejo that may be granted a permit to operate if a local amendment is passed: 11 (Source: The Times-Herald)

The number of hours that the San Francisco Planning Commission spent in a single hearing while discussing the opening of a cannabis dispensary in the Sunset District: 7 (Source: San Francisco Chronicle)

Colorado

The projected amount of money, in millions of dollars, that Eagle County could generate locally if it implemented a cannabis tax: 2 (Source: Vail Daily)

The amount of money, in millions of dollars, that the state of Colorado has collected in medical and recreational cannabis sales during the first six months of 2017: 750 (Source: Colorado Department of Revenue)

The amount of money, in thousands of dollars, that is earmarked to hold a November special election in Fort Collins, which may include a measure to change cannabis regulations in the city: 150 (Source: Coloradoan)

The amount of money, in dollars, collected from state cannabis tax revenue through the School Health Professionals Grant Program that was provided to Jefferson County Public Schools: 825,164 (Source: Westword)

Los Angeles

The number of development business agreements that are currently being negotiated in the city of Lynwood for cannabis business applicants: 13 (Source: Los Angeles Times)

The number of years that the State of Marijuana Conference has been hosted in Los Angeles: 4 (Source: Fox 8)

The number of votes, out of 13, submitted by the Los Angeles City Council in favor of hiring Cat Packer as the head of the Department of Marijuana Regulation: 13 (Source: Los Angeles Times)

The proposed number of conditional use permits that could be distributed to applicants looking to open cannabis dispensaries and research facilities in Palm Desert: 30 (Source: The Desert Sun)

Bakersfield

The amount of cash, in thousands of dollars, that one cannabis cultivator paid for a growing permit in Grants Pass, Oregon using $5 and $10 bills: 3 (Source: The Daily Astorian)

The number of San Diego, California-based cannabis businesses that filed a lawsuit against San Diego County, claiming that a vote in March that prohibits cannabis business operations is unconstitutional: 11 (Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune)

The number of people in a Washington State University study on cannabis who self-identify as a regular cannabis consumer: 40 (Source: The Spokesman-Review)

The projected amount of money, in thousands of dollars, that the recently approved Office of Cannabis in San Francisco, California will be given from the city budget to operate: 700 (Source: San Francisco Business Times)

Michigan

The number of Michigan state recreational cannabis initiatives that are currently approved to gather signatures in order to qualify for the 2017 ballot: 2 (Source: Mlive.com)

The percentage of total Michigan arrests in 2015 that were cannabis-related: 9 (Source: MI NORML)

The approximate number of signatures that the Coalition to Regulate Marijuana in Michigan has collected, as of late-August: 200,000 (Source: Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol)

The estimated number of cannabis-related billboards that have recently been erected in the Ann Arbor area as a part of WeedMaps’ “#weedfacts” promotion: 12 (source: The Detroit News)

Washington

The amount of money, in dollars, that Kittitas County collected in total cannabis sales during 2016: 8,790,466 (Source: Daily Record News)

The number of retail and non-retail cannabis applications that were processed by the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board in Fiscal Year 2016: 1,292 (Source: Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board Annual Report Fiscal Year 2016)

The number of people in a Washington State University study on cannabis who self-identify as a regular cannabis consumer: 40 (Source: The Spokesman-Review)

The number of years that medical cannabis has been legal in Washington State: 15 (Source: Seattle PI)

San Diego

The percentage of registered Carlsbad voters’ valid signatures that must be collected in order to allow for a recreational cannabis initiative to qualify for the general election ballot in Carlsbad: 10 (Source: KUSI)

The number of San Diego-based cannabis businesses that filed a lawsuit against San Diego County, claiming that a recent vote in March, which prohibits cannabis business operations, is unconstitutional: 11 (Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune)

The projected amount of money, in thousands of dollars, that it would cost to hold a special election to consider allowing cannabis businesses in the city of Oceanside: 500 (Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune)

The approximate number of pages that detail the current version of the Trailer Bill Language for the California budget, which the city of Vista is preparing to review: 200 (Source: The Coast News)

Oregon

The projected number of licenses that have been issued in the state of Oregon since recreational sales began two years ago: 1,300 (Source: KOIN 6)

The number of acceptable forms of identification that are allowed to be used to purchase alcohol or cannabis-related items in Oregon: 5 (Source: Oregon Liquor Control Commission)

The total number of OLCC commissioners in Oregon, which recently increased from 5: 7 (Source: Salem Weekly News)

The amount of cash, in thousands of dollars, that one cannabis cultivator paid for a cultivation permit in Grants Pass using $5 and $10 bills: 3 (Source: The Daily Astorian)

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