In the News:


About Women and Cannabis

  • 21 million women in the U.S. are over 18 years of age, have tried cannabis and earn more than $75,000 per year
  • S. Census Bureau, Pew Research Center
  • In Colorado and Washington, the key demographic in the legalization movements were 30- to 50-year-old women - Wales-based Global Drug Policy Observatory.

 

About the Cannabis Industry

  • Marijuana is the most commonly used illicit drug in the U.S.
  • 2012 National Survey on Drug Use and Health
  • 9 million Americans 12 or older (7.3%) used marijuana in the prior month
  • 2012 National Survey on Drug Use and Health
  • Marijuana is now legal in some form or decriminalized in 27 states and the District of Columbia
  • Pew Research Center
  • Four states and the District of Columbia (Alaska, Oregon, Colorado and Washington) allow recreational marijuana for anyone over 21
  • Pew Research Center
  • Medical cannabis in the U.S. generated $2.7 billion in revenue in 2014, up from $1.5 billion in 2013. $100 billion in projected revenue by 2019.
  • ArcView research
  • 7 million citizens were arrested for marijuana in the U.S. between 2001 and 2010
  • ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union)
  • Every minute, someone gets arrested for marijuana possession in the U.S. (1,700 people per day, or more than 1 per minute), according to the FBI.

 

Attitudes about Cannabis

(According to the Pew Research Center)

  • 49% of Americans say they have tried marijuana, 12% in the past year.
  • 53% of American say the drug should be made legal, compared with 44% who want it to be illegal. In 1969 just 12% favored legalizing marijuana use. Support rose 11 points between 2010 and 2013.
  • 69% of Americans believe alcohol is more harmful to a person’s health than marijuana.
  • 68% of Millennials say marijuana should be legal.
  • Baby Boomers are about as likely to favor (50%) as oppose (47%) legalization.
  • 62% of Americans would be bothered if people did their smoking in public even if marijuana were legal.
  • 57% of Americans say they would not be bothered if a store or business selling legal marijuana opened up in their neighborhood.
  • If marijuana became as widely available as alcohol, 63% still believe alcohol would be more harmful to society.

 

23 LEGAL MEDICAL MARIJUANA STATES AND DC

Summary Chart: 23 states and DC have enacted laws to legalize medical marijuana
State Year
Passed
How Passed
(Yes Vote)
Possession Limit
1998
Ballot Measure 8 (58%)
1 oz usable; 6 plants (3 mature, 3 immature)
2. Arizona
2010 Proposition 203 (50.13%) 2.5 oz usable; 0-12 plants
1996
Proposition 215 (56%) 8 oz usable; 6 mature or 12 immature plants
2000
Ballot Amendment 20 (54%)
2 oz usable; 6 plants (3 mature, 3 immature)
5. Connecticut 2012 House Bill 5389 (96-51 H, 21-13 S) One-month supply (exact amount to be determined)
2010 Amendment Act B18-622 (13-0 vote) 2 oz dried; limits on other forms to be determined
7. Delaware 2011 Senate Bill 17 (27-14 H, 17-4 S) 6 oz usable
2000
Senate Bill 862 (32-18 H; 13-12 S)
3 oz usable; 7 plants (3 mature, 4 immature)
9. Illinois 2013 House Bill 1 (61-57 H; 35-21 S) 2.5 ounces of usable cannabis during a period of 14 days
1999
Ballot Question 2 (61%)
2.5 oz usable; 6 plants
11. Maryland 2014 House Bill 881 (125-11 H; 44-2 S) 30-day supply, amount to be determined
12. Massachusetts 2012 Ballot Question 3 (63%) 60-day supply for personal medical use
2008 Proposal 1 (63%) 2.5 oz usable; 12 plants
14. Minnesota 2014 Senate Bill 2470 (46-16 S; 89-40 H) 30-day supply of non-smokable marijuana
2004
Initiative 148 (62%)
1 oz usable; 4 plants (mature); 12 seedlings
2000
Ballot Question 9 (65%)
1 oz usable; 7 plants (3 mature, 4 immature)
17. New Hampshire 2013 House Bill 573 (284-66 H; 18-6 S) Two ounces of usable cannabis during a 10-day period
2010
Senate Bill 119 (48-14 H; 25-13 S)
2 oz usable
2007 Senate Bill 523 (36-31 H; 32-3 S)
6 oz usable; 16 plants (4 mature, 12 immature)
2014
Assembly Bill 6357 (117-13 A; 49-10 S)
30-day supply non-smokable marijuana
1998
Ballot Measure 67 (55%)
24 oz usable; 24 plants (6 mature, 18 immature)
2006
Senate Bill 0710 (52-10 H; 33-1 S)
2.5 oz usable; 12 plants
2004
Senate Bill 76 (22-7) HB 645 (82-59)
2 oz usable; 9 plants (2 mature, 7 immature)
1998
Initiative 692 (59%)
24 oz usable; 15 plants
Source: http://medicalmarijuana.procon.org/view.resource.php?resourceID=000881

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