Cannabis Sales In Illinois To Out-Of-State Residents Nearly Doubles

Of the $64m in adult-use sales for Aug, $17.2m was “out-of-state resident sales”

Despite the pandemic, cannabis sales in Illinois continue to increase. But it’s not just in-state sales. Sales to out-of-state consumers in Illinois has nearly doubled since January.

Of the nearly $64 million in total adult-use cannabis sales in Illinois for August, $17.2 million was in “out-of-state resident sales.” That’s nearly double the $8.6 million in out-of-state sales back in January.

Pam Althoff, executive director of cannabis business group CannaBiz, said people are more anxious because of COVID-19.

“The knowledge is now common that Illinois did pass recreational cannabis use, is now out there and people are coming in and trying,” Althoff said.

Brandon Costerison, with the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse, said that substance use has increased across the board.

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