Illinois Pot Sales Top $35 Million In March

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CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- Illinois pot dispensaries sold more than $35 million dollars in products throughout March.

That’s down from the $39.2 million in sales tallied in January, but slightly higher than February sales that came in just under $35 million, according to numbers from the Illinois Department of Financial Regulation.

In March, sales to Illinois residents totaled $27,096,931.23, while sales to out-of-state residents totaled $8,805,611.99, the department said. The sales were spread across 812,203 separate transactions.

“Three straight months of consistent adult use cannabis sales show there is – and will continue to be – strong support and demand from consumers,” Toi Hutchinson, senior advisor for cannabis control to Gov. J.B. Pritzker., said in the statement.

The figures don’t include taxes collected.

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