(Chicago Sun-Times) Monthly cannabis sales in Illinois topped $100 million for the first time in October.
That huge haul was largely due to the record $75 million in recreational marijuana sales tallied last month, according the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. Sales of medical pot products accounted for another $33 million.
October’s total sales trumped the previous high set a month earlier, when over $99 million in cannabis was sold throughout Illinois. In the first 10 months since cannabis was fully legalized, dispensaries across the state sold over $500 million worth of recreational weed and roughly $300 million in medical pot.