For the sixth month in a row, Illinois has hit yet another marijuana sales record, and it has reached the key benchmark of half a billion dollars worth of legal cannabis products being purchased since the launch of the program at the beginning of this year.
The state seems to have truly demonstrated that, as a top regulator put it in August, its cannabis market is “recession-proof” and “pandemic-proof.”
Adults purchased 1,557,880 marijuana products in October, worth a total of $75,278,200. That’s about $8 million more in sales compared to September and almost double the first month of sales in January. The new adult-use sales figures don’t include data about purchases made through the state’s medical cannabis program.
Cannabis herb with money and cigarettes on black by Marco Verch Professional Photographer is licensed under Creative Commons: Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0)