Illinois Logs Slight Increase in Medical Marijuana Sales

Illinois Medical marijuana

On June 1, 2016, Joseph Wright, program coordinator for the Illinois Medical Cannabis Pilot Program, announced that registered dispensaries logged nearly $2.3 million in sales for the month of May, which is a slight increase from April’s sales total of $2.2 million.

According to the Associated Press, since the program’s launch on Nov. 9, the addition of May’s total brings the state’s retail sales total to $10.8 million.

The Illinois Department of Public Health has 37 licensed dispensaries currently registered with the state’s medical marijuana program, and as of May 4, it had approved 6,200 qualifying patients.

On May 31, the Illinois State Senate approved Senate Bill 10, a bill that would add terminal illness and post-traumatic stress disorder to the state’s list of qualifying conditions. The bill is now headed to Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner to sign.

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