420 with CNW – Illinois Registers Record Breaking Marijuana Sales in June

July 14, 2020 03:25:17

The coronavirus pandemic has had a devastating effect on the economy. In early March, most states issued lockdown orders to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus, and this involved all but the most essential businesses to shut down. This has led to Great Depression-era levels of unemployment, and most industries, especially the travel and service industries, have a long road of recovery ahead of them. However, one industry that seems to have weathered the storm fairly well for the past few months is cannabis.

Most states that legalized marijuana declared the industry essential and pot dispensaries have been operational during the lockdown. Illinois’ first cannabis stores opened in January and in June, marijuana retailers saw their busiest month ever. According to data released on Tuesday, recreational cannabis sales in June…


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