Medical Pot Sales in Illinois Top $800,000 in First Month

121615_Medical Pot Sales in Illinois Top $800,000 in First Month 

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One month after implementing a medical marijuana program, Illinois posted $801,000 worth of cannabis sales sold to more than 1,700 medical marijuana patients—almost half of all the licensed patients in the state.

According to program director Joseph Wright, these numbers indicate a tax collection of around $56,550 from wholesale sales of medical pot during the month. At present, there are 16 licensed dispensaries operating in the state, including those in Schaumburg, Buffalo Grove, Mundelein, Mount Prospect, Addison, and North Aurora.

Figures are expected to rise as the medical marijuana program in Illinois goes underway. There are even plans to authorize edible marijuana for medical use but for now, the program is set to run for two years unless lawmakers negotiate a new plan.

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