For the fifth straight month, Illinois has increased its recreational sales of cannabis.
The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation announced that adult use of cannabis set another monthly record in total sales.
In July, Illinois dispensaries totaled $60,956,981.41 in adult-use cannabis sales.
In-state resident sales broke the million mark for the first time in items sold at 1,270,063 for a total of $44,749,787.69, which was more than any of Illinois’ first four month of cannabis sales.
Out-of-state residence sales also hit a record number at $16,207,193.72.
In June, Illinois dispensaries totaled $47,646,437.25 in adult-use cannabis sales.
In-state resident sales of 994,545 items sold for a total of $35,256,165.45.
Out-of-state residence sales reached $12,390,271.80.
June’s total sales were $3 million more than May’s total sales.
In May, retailors totaled $44,317,385.72 in adult-use cannabis sales, which was more than $4 million more than Illinois’ first month record-breaking sales of $39,247,840.83.
Illinois dispensaries totaled $37,260,497.89 in adult-use cannabis sales in April.
These figures do not include taxes collected.
Medical and adult use cannabis dispensaries remained open as part of the “essential businesses and operations” named in Governor Pritzker’s executive order signed on March 20.
In May, Illinois officials announced the use of $31.5 million of cannabis tax revenue to fund restorative justice grants to communities harmed by the drug war.