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Illinois sees nearly $40 million in marijuana sales during first month

Posted at 4:35 PM, Feb 03, 2020

ILLINOIS — Recreational marijuana has been legal in Illinois for over a month now and the state is already seeing significant revenue.

According to the Chicago Tribune, Illinois residents purchased more than $30.6 million in recreational marijuana, with out-of-state residents spending over $8.6 million.

Recreational marijuana became legal in Illinois on Jan. 1, 2020. That means sales have been happening for 34 days. While this is a good chunk of time, operators don't see sales slowing down any time soon, according to the tribune.

Just a mere few weeks in the sales, shops began to see shortages of marijuana and some stores even had to close in order to restock.

Additionally, some dispensaries have implemented buying limits or restricted sales to two or three days a week in order to keep up.

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