Illinois adult-use cannabis sales remained strong in July, hitting around $61 million.
That’s a monthly increase of roughly 28%.
The cannabis market in the Prairie State has potential to grow, having witnessed a sharp increase during the current health due to being deemed essential and recession-proof.
However, the jobless benefits of $600 a week — which unemployed workers have been receiving as part of the $2.2 trillion CARES Act — expired on July 31, as reported by Marijuana Business Daily.
Meaning, August cannabis sales numbers might see a significant drop if Congress doesn’t come up with an alternative payment model.
Meantime, Illinois cannabis tax revenue amounted to $52 million in the first six months since the legalization.
In addition, cannabis sales in the Prairie State reached $239 million, according to Marijuana Moment.
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