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Third year and running of record-setting cannabis sales

The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (“IDFPR”) announced on Jan. 11 that adult use cannabis sales set a new annual record in 2023, exceeding $1.6 billion. Records were also set in sales to in-state residents and the number of items sold, with that total increasing more than 15 percent compared to 2022. Sales taxes collected at Illinois adult use cannabis dispensaries totaled $417.6 million in 2023, per the Illinois Department of Revenue (IDOR).

“From day one, my administration has put equity first to build the most accessible cannabis industry in the nation,” said G...


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