Illinois Adult-Use Cannabis Sales Increase 91% in August to $122 Million

Illinois adult-use cannabis sales reached $121.9 million in August, down 4.6% from a record $128.8 million in July and up 91% from a year ago:

So far in 2021, adult-use sales of $875 million have increased 140% over the same period a year ago. Sales to non-residents continue to represent an increasing percentage of overall sales, reaching 33%, similar to last month and the highest level since the program launched:

The state has been separately providing monthly updates regarding medical cannabis sales, but there has been no update since the June sales.

Exclusive article by Alan Brochstein, CFA
Alan Brochstein, CFA
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