New marijuana dispensary opens in Moline – WHBF –

“We’re excited”, says Sean Molina, Revolution’s vice president of business operations. “The staff’s excited to finally get the doors open and be able to serve to the Quad Cities.”

Hundreds marched to Moline as its second legal cannabis dispensary officially opened.

“We’re very excited about what the potential of this store could be,” Molina says. “I think we’re in a good position to do pretty well here.”

Revolution Dispensary is now open in Moline. (photo by Michael Frachalla)

According to the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Illinois set records for cannabis sales in 2022. Adult-use sales reached a record high of $1.5 billion dollars. 

“Cannabis tax has been a big source of income not only for local communities but also for the state,” Molina says. “It outpaces alcohol at this point from the state perspective. It’s going to bring that aspect to the community and on a yearly basis now, and revenue that may have not necessarily been fully realized in some communities. I think it can only benefit the communities at large.”

In a press conference with Moline Mayor Sangeetha Rayapati, she explained that the cannabis tax ordinance was passed by the

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