Illinois Smashes Marijuana Sales Record, Exceeding $100 Million In March

Illinois Smashes Marijuana Sales Record, Exceeding $100 Million In March

Author: Kyle Jaeger

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.

This time around, 2,317,315 marijuana items were purchased. Illinois residents bought $75,744,092 worth of cannabis, compared to $33,405,263 from people visiting from out of state.

Average daily sales reached approximately $3.5 million in March, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.

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