Recreational Marijuana Sales Hit New Record High In Illinois, And Number Is Expected To Keep Rising

Recreational marijuana sales just set a new record high – nearly $64 million worth of cannabis was sold last month. And as CBS 2’s Meredith Barack reported Tuesday evening, those numbers are expected to keep growing.

At the Sunnyside dispensary at 436 N. Clark St. in River North, a lot of green has been changing hands – in more than one metaphorical sense.

There was not just a steady flow of customers on Tuesday, but all summer long. And new numbers from August prove just how much money the state is making off of pot.

“I like smoking, but I want to slow down with that too,” said Jose Hernandez.

Hernandez on Tuesday had just picked up his order from Sunnyside. He is going with edibles instead of weed to smoke.

“So with the edibles, it’s like more of a help and I know it’s really more of a concentration with it, so I got me some of that for later on tonight to be able to go to sleep comfortably, you know?” he said.

Hernandez said he purchased $130 worth of product, and was grateful it was not as crowded as other recent visits.

“Usually, the average, I’ve been seeing it’s a nice little rush they’ve been having,” he said. [Read more at CBS Chicago]

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