After comparing Illinois’ legal cannabis markets to a few other Midwest states, we now add the latest state to legalize and regulate recreational cannabis, Ohio. Below are statistics for several categories that directly compare the cannabis industries in Illinois and Ohio.
Ohio: 11.8 m
Illinois: 12.67 m
Number of Medical Patients
Illinois: Active Patients: 137,138
Number of approved Medical Cannabis cultivation licenses
Number of dispensaries
Ohio: All adults 21 or over. 6 per person, 12 per household limit
Illinois: Medical patients only. 5-plant limit
Ohio: 10% state cannabis tax, plus 5.75% state sales tax
Illinois: 10% tax on cannabis flower or products with less than 35% THC. 20% tax on products infused with cannabis, such as edible products. 25% tax on any product with a THC concentration higher than. All in addition to a 6.25% state sales tax. Counties and municipalities can add up to 3.5% in additional tax.
Ohio. 2.5 ounces of cannabis and no more than 15 grams may be cannabis concentrates.
Illinois: Medical patients may purchase up to 5 ounces of dried flower or equivalent product ( For concentrates, edibles, or other non-flower cannabis products, the pre-weight of the cannabis flower used to make the product counts toward the purchase limit). For Illinois residents, it’s 30 grams of cannabis flower, 5 grams of concentrate, or 500mg of THC for infused products. Non-residents can purchase 15 grams of cannabis flower, 5 grams of concentrate, or 250mg of infused THC.
Price of cheapest/most expensive closest eighth of flower
These categories were determined by simply choosing the closest Illinois and Ohio dispensaries to me.
Price of cheapest/most expensive concentrate
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