Illinois marijuana sales top $5.4M in first 2 days of legalization

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Demand is still booming for recreational marijuana in Illinois, and more than $5 million worth of pot products have been sold in two days.

There have been long lines at dispensaries throughout the Chicago area since adult-use cannabis became legal on New Year's Day.

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In the first two days of the law taking effect, a total of more than $5.4 million was spent statewide on marijuana.

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The first day brought in nearly $3.2 million in sales, and an additional $2.2 million worth of pot products was sold on the second day.

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The state plans to award 73 new dispensary licenses by May 1.

For more information about the Illinois Adult Use Cannabis Program, click here.
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