Illinois retailers sold more than $135 million worth of adult-use marijuana in July, the largest monthly sales total so far in 2022 and the second biggest month since sales first launched, the Illinois Department of Finance and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) announced on Wednesday.
While the July sales figure is still about $2 million less than the state’s December 2021 peak, it’s a sizable monthly total during a year that saw cannabis purchases lag over the first few months.
Illinois marijuana shops sold 3,251,062 cannabis products worth a collective $135,658,291 in July. About $92 million in marijuana sales came from in-state residents, while $44 million was purchased by out-of-state visitors.
Interestingly, while the July sales numbers are somewhat lower than the December 2021 total, more individual cannabis items were sold last month than in December. That could signal developing trends, such as shifts in marijuana pricing or evolving consumer preferences for certain products.
Medical cannabis sales figures are reported separately by a different state agency, and aren’t accounted for in the new recreational data.
Gov. J.B. Pritzker (D) recently touted the state’s marijuana sales and resulting tax revenue for the 2022 Fiscal Year. Illinois collected $445.3 million in tax
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