Chart of the Week: Many Medical Marijuana States Posting Big Gains in Patient Counts
By Becky Olson
Patient numbers have jumped significantly since early 2014 in most states with medical marijuana laws, showing the potential for growth in new MMJ programs and the continued expansion of more mature markets.
Every state that requires residents to register for medical cannabis cards posted an increase in patient numbers over the past 12-18 months, with many reporting spikes of 50% or more, according to the latest data in each market.
Washington DC led the way with a 20-fold increase as the number of patients rose from 165 early in 2014 to nearly 4,000 now, followed by New