For the sixth month in a row, Illinois has hit yet another marijuana sales record, and it has reached the key benchmark of half a billion dollars worth of legal cannabis products being purchased since the launch of the program at the beginning of this year.
The state seems to have truly demonstrated that, as a top regulator put it in August, its cannabis market is “recession-proof” and “pandemic-proof.”
Adults purchased 1,557,880 marijuana products in October, worth a total of $75,278,200. That’s about $8 million more in sales compared to September and almost double the first month of sales in January. The new adult-use sales figures don’t include data about purchases made through the state’s medical cannabis program.