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

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

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

Medical cannabis patients are concerned about cannabis shortage in Illinois

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...

Following cannabis legalization in Illinois, these states are likely to follow suit

Following cannabis legalization in Illinois, these states are likely to follow suit

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

June 27, 2019

Adults aged 21 and over will soon be able to purchase and possess up to 30 grams of cannabis in Illinois, thanks to the passing of HB 1438 on Thursday, May 30. It was on this date that the Illinois House voted to legalize adult-use cannabis with a vote of 66-47. The measure that will legalize recreati...

Illinois Governor introduces bill to legalize recreational cannabis, but opponents try to stop it

Illinois Governor introduces bill to legalize recreational cannabis, but opponents try to stop it

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

May 9, 2019

The pro-pot residents of Illinois are eagerly awaiting the results of a bill put forward by State Governor J.B Pritzker that would legalize recreational cannabis statewide. Illinois would go down in history as the 11th U.S. State to fully legalize cannabis, should Pritzker's bill be approved. The...

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