Record pot sales continue with $61M in July; total for 2020 eclipses $300M

by Newsfeed

Illinois dispensaries sold a record $61 million in recreational pot products in July, eclipsing the previous benchmark set in June by more than $13 million.

In the first seven months since recreational cannabis was legalized, the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation have reported over $300 million in total sales.

Illinois residents bought up $44.7 million of the $60.9 million worth of pot products sold last month, according to the IDFPR. All told, nearly 1.3 million products were sold throughout the state.

July’s figures trump by 27 percent the previous sales records set a month earlier, when dispensaries sold 994,545 individual items totaling $47.6 million.

Cannabis sales have remained strong since the drug was fully legalized on Jan. 1. And with cannabis businesses deemed essential…

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