Illinois announces nearly $11 million worth of recreational cannabis sold in first 5 days

  • 01/06/2020
  • Source: WGN TV
  • by: WGN WEB DESK AND ASSOCIATED PRESS
Illinois announces nearly $11 million worth of recreational cannabis sold in first 5 days
CHICAGO — The state announced Monday that $10,830,667 worth of recreational cannabis has been sold during the first five days.

Dispensaries reported long lines the first day of sales and they continued through the weekend.

After an opening day that hauled in$3,176,256.71, sales have stayed above $1,000,000 per day.

Dispensaries across the state rendered 271,169 transactions over the five-day period, an average of nearly $40 per transaction.

By comparison, neighboring Michigan, which made recreational marijuana legal starting Dec. 1, generated $3.1 million in the first two weeks of sales. First-day sales in Colorado, the first state to legalize marijuana for adult recreational use, were over $1 million on Jan. 1, 2014.

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