Illinois Adult-Use Cannabis Sales Slip 4.6% Sequentially to $129.4 Million in August

Illinois adult-use cannabis sales of $129.4 million decreased 4.6% sequentially in August. Compared to a year ago, growth was the same as the 6.2% rate in July:

2021 adult-use sales of $1.38 billion increased 106% over 2020 in Illinois, and year-to-date sales of $886.26 million have increased 16.0% so far in 2022. During August, sales to non-residents decreased from 32.1% in July to 31.8% of total sales:

The state separately releases sales from its medical program, which showed that they were flat sequentially in August at $28.97 million. This was down 11.2% from a year ago:

Total sales were $164.6 million, which was down 3.8% sequentially and up 2.5% from a year ago.

For the first eight months of the year, total sales have been $1.25 billion. This is up 10% from the first eight months of 2021.

Note: We updated this on September 7th to reflect the medical cannabis information

Exclusive article by Alan Brochstein, CFA
Alan Brochstein, CFA
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