The Legalization Nation Index: A by-the-numbers collection for 2011 [Part I]

4: Number of persons approved by the federal government to smoke medical marijuana (US Drug Enforcement Administration).

16: Medical marijuana states (Americans for Safe Access).

750,000: Estimated number of qualified patients in California (NORML, June).

24.8 million: Estimated number of eligible patients under current state laws (See Change Strategy, March 2011).

$1.7 billion: Estimated size of the annual medical marijuana market in the United States (See Change Strategy).

$8.9 billion: Forecasted size of the annual US medical marijuana market in 2016 (See Change Strategy). Read more after the jump.

18,623FansLike
12,284FollowersFollow
66,157FollowersFollow

Newsletter sign-up

eLert sign-up

Oakland
broken clouds
55 ° F
57.5 °
52.2 °
93 %
1.1mph
75 %
Mon
58 °
Tue
61 °
Wed
67 °
Thu
71 °
Fri
71 °