Recreational marijuana sales remain strong in Illinois, with a near-record $115.6 million in sales for June.
The totals, reported Thursday by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, are down slightly from the record $116.4 million worth of recreational cannabis products sold at dispensaries statewide in May. But Illinois remains on a prodigious pace in its second year of legal recreational weed sales.
The state has generated $626 million in recreational cannabis sales over six months — nearly equaling its total for all of 2020.
In June, Illinois’ 110 dispensaries sold more than 2.5 million recreational weed products, with in-state residents spending about $79 million and out-of-state customers accounting for more than $36 million, according to the state.
Illinois has yet to release medical marijuana sales for June.
The state legalized recreational cannabis use in January 2020. Total sales reached $1.03 billion last year, including $669 million in recreational weed and more than $366 million in medical sales.
In May, Illinois legislators approved a bill to add 110 new recreational cannabis dispensary licenses. Gov. J.B. Pritzker said he plans to sign the measure into law. The bill was sent to his desk June 25. [Read More @ Chicago Tribune]
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