Illinois marijuana sales set record in September; $431M sold since legalization

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Tuesday, October 6, 2020
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Illinois broke another record for marijuana sales in September.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Illinois broke another record for marijuana sales in September, selling nearly $100 million in combined adult-use and medical cannabis.

Total sales for September was $99,086,699.10, compared to more than $95 million in sales in August.

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Adult-use recreational marijuana comprised more than $67 million, compared to just under $64 million in August.

That brings the total amount of recreational marijuana sales in Illinois since legalization to about $431 million.

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In July the state reported it had collected $52 million in taxes from legal marijuana sales in the first half of 2020.

The state charges a variety of taxes on marijuana depending on the amount of THC, the ingredient that gets you high. Tax ranges from 10% - 20% at retail locations.

Illinois collects $52M in taxes from legal marijuana sales in first half of 2020

The state also charges a 7% tax to cultivators on the sale of cannabis to retailers.

The Cook County Board approved an additional 3% tax on recreational marijuana sales throughout the county. That tax went into effect July 1.

In July, more than $239 million in recreational marijuana had been sold.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.