US Federal Grants Going to Pot (Research)

by DataBaker

This “dashboard” was created through a combination of R code (to clean the data) and Tableau (to create all of the visualizations).

The data are freely available at For this analysis, I utilized the Keyword Search, searched for “cannabis”, and downloaded the results. USAspending is the US government’s official repository of ALL federal spending data (e.g., contracts, grants, loans, etc.). To see more of what can be done with the data, you can visit:

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Code and the data used are available on GitHub. Tableau files available upon request.

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All opinions my own. This analysis and the accompanying visualization do not to purport to represent the views, policies, regulations, or laws of the United States government.