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Illinois scooped a record-breaking $44 million from recreational cannabis sales in May

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Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

June 25, 2020

Coronavirus-related social distancing measures were expected to impede growth of recreational cannabis sales in Illinois but interestingly, residents snapped up more than $34 million worth of legal weed products during the month of May. It was at this point that the COVID-19 pandemic reached boiling point, with la...

First month of recreational cannabis sales in Illinois surge to almost $40 million

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Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

February 9, 2020

January was a successful month for the adult-use cannabis market in Illinois, with dispensaries selling over $1 million worth of products every single day. This amounted to almost $40 million in recreational cannabis sales revenue in Illinois, where the market launched on New Year’s Day. Illinois was the 11th U.S. state to legalize recreational cannabis. Durin...

Medical cannabis patients are concerned about cannabis shortage in Illinois

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Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

January 30, 2020

Cannabis has been legal in Illinois for the best part of a month, but medical cannabis patients in the Rockford area are concerned about supply shortages affecting their ability to obtain medication. During the initial week of legal sales, cashiers statewide recorded a combined $10.8 million. The...

Illinois is the first U.S. State to offer reparations after legalizing adult-use cannabis

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Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

July 12, 2019

It might be the 11th U.S. State to legalize cannabis, but Illinois has become the first to offer reparations in its legal cannabis program. On June 25, Governor JB Pritzker signed a bill into law making cannabis a legal and regulated product for adult consumption.  The Illinois Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act...

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