The state Department of Financial and Professional Regulation announced on Monday that for the fifth month in a row, Illinois is again reporting record-breaking marijuana sales. Despite the coronavirus pandemic, Illinois has seen escalating cannabis sales month-over-month. In September, consumers purchased more than 1.4 million marijuana products worth a total of nearly $67 million. Additionally, almost $18 million of those sales came from out-of-state visitors. While in August, the total sales reached about $64 million—the previous monthly record. Many state officials have emphasized that while the strong sales trend is positive economic news, they’re primarily interested in using tax revenue to reinvest in communities most impacted by the drug war.
Kyle Jaeger, Marijuana Moment, 10/05/2020 16:01:53