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Report: Some Ill. marijuana dispensaries close after product shortage

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Posted at 5:17 PM, Jan 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-06 18:51:00-05

ILLINOIS — Several marijuana dispensaries in Illinois have stopped recreational weed sales after a product shortage, according to the Chicago Tribune.

The legal sale of recreational marijuana went into effect on Jan. 1 and more than $3.2 million was made on the first day.

Since then, some dispensaries have had to stop selling as they couldn't keep up with demand.

The Tribune reports that nearly every state that allows recreational marijuana has had stores run out of product during the first days of sales.

A total of 37 dispensaries are selling recreational weed in Illinois. Though it's legal in Illinois, it is illegal in the Badger state.

Those from out of state who are trying to purchase weed might have difficulty finding it, but if they do, they can only buy up to half of what an Illinois resident can, which is up to 15 grams of marijuana per day or 250 milligrams of the active ingredient in edibles.

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