Illinois Cannabis Sales Increase 97% to $151 Million in May

Illinois total cannabis sales reached $150.6 million in May, up 0.2% from April despite an extra day and up 97% from a year ago :

Adult-use sales, according to the state, totaled $116.4 million, up 163% from a year ago and up 1% from April:

So far in 2021, adult-use sales of $510 million have increased 166% compared to 2020. Out-of-state purchases represented 32% of adult-use sales during the month, up from 30% in April and March and up from 28% in February. Medical cannabis fell 3% sequentially to $34.2 million, up 7% from a year ago.

According to the state, dry flower accounted for 47% of total sales to 69, 269 patients, with concentrates/infused-products at 53%. The number of patients making purchases jumped 9% from February during March, fell slightly in April and was up slightly in May.

Exclusive article by Alan Brochstein, CFA
Alan Brochstein, CFA
Based in Houston, Alan leverages his experience as founder of online community 420 Investor, the first and still largest due diligence platform focused on the publicly-traded stocks in the cannabis industry. With his extensive network in the cannabis community, Alan continues to find new ways to connect the industry and facilitate its sustainable growth. At New Cannabis Ventures, he is responsible for content development and strategic alliances. Before shifting his focus to the cannabis industry in early 2013, Alan, who began his career on Wall Street in 1986, worked as an independent research analyst following over two decades in research and portfolio management. A prolific writer, with over 650 articles published since 2007 at Seeking Alpha, where he has 70,000 followers, Alan is a frequent speaker at industry conferences and a frequent source to the media, including the NY Times, the Wall Street Journal, Fox Business, and Bloomberg TV. Contact Alan: Twitter | Facebook | LinkedIn | Email

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