Illinois marijuana retailers have sold nearly $1 billion worth of legal recreational cannabis products so far in 2021. With September’s $100 million-plus haul, the state has now seen $997,067,100 in adult-use marijuana transactions this year. The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) reported on Monday that people purchased 2,702,260 recreational cannabis products last month, for receipts worth a total of $121,717,709. That’s just slightly lower than the figures reported for August. And it’s lower still than the peak sales of $127,794,220 in July—which officials partly attributed to a boost from the music festival Lollapalooza. But overall, the data is showing a level of consistency in the recreational market, which launched at the beginning of 2020.
Marijuana Moment, 10/05/2021