Monthly marijuana sales exceeded $100 million for the first time in Illinois in March, shattering the previous record.
According to the state Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, adults spent $109,149,355 on recreational cannabis products in March. That’s nearly $30 million more than the prior month and $20 million more than the last record that was set in January.
While it’s not clear why March proved so popular for marijuana, there has been an escalating trend in Illinois since legal sales launched. Even amid the pandemic, the state saw growing cannabis purchases in its market, both from residents and out-of-state visitors.