420 with CNW – Illinois Cannabis Sales Break Records in July

August 7, 2020 15:25:27

The months after the coronavirus broke out were characterized by a severe decline in commerce. Industries like airlines, food service and tourism were especially hit, with a large chunk of the more than 30 million Americans who lost their jobs coming from these sectors. Cannabis, on the other hand has weathered the storm fairly well. There was a spike in marijuana sales in the weeks leading up to the shutdown and self-isolation orders and in the months since, several states have reported record breaking sales.

On Monday, Illinois’ Department of Financial and Professional Regulation announced that the state had recorded another record-breaking month of recreational marijuana sales. Illinois is reporting nearly $61 million in adult-use cannabis sales for the month of July, with dispensaries selling 1,270.063 marijuana items, a new record. Illinois residents bought $44,749,787 worth of marijuana products while out of state visitors accounted for $16,207,193 worth of marijuana. Sales to out of state customers support Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s prediction…


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