Illinois marijuana retailers have sold nearly $1 billion worth of legal recreational cannabis products so far in 2021.
With September’s $100 million-plus haul, the state has now seen $997,067,100 in adult-use marijuana transactions this year.
The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) reported on Monday that people purchased 2,702,260 recreational cannabis products last month, for receipts worth a total of $121,717,709.
That’s just slightly lower than figures reported for August. And it’s lower still than the peak sales of $127,794,220 in July—which officials partly attributed to a boost from the music festival Lollapalooza. But overall, the data is showing a level of consistency in the recreational market, which launched at the beginning of 2020.
This is the seventh month in a row that adult-use marijuana sales surpassed $100 million in the state. […]