The first day of recreational cannabis sales in Illinois generated nearly $3.2 million. By the close of business on January 2, sales had leapt to $5.5 million. Total retail transactions are climbing into the hundreds of thousands. By any measure, the start of legal retail in Illinois has been an absolute frenzy, and several Illinois dispensaries are already tapping out. Many shops have already run out of recreational weed, while others are taking a day off to give staff a reprieve from serving the thousands of customers who’ve been lining up outside their doors.
Monday’s hiatus, however, won’t last long. Dispensaries low on stock expect to resume sales to recreational customers later this week. And stores that still have flower and other products on their shelves will reopen for business tomorrow.
Dispensaries Halt Recreational Sales to Ensure Medical Cannabis Patients Have Access
Midway Dispensary in Garfield Ridge. Uptown’s Dispensary 33. THC Dispensary on the Near West Side. These are just some of the Chicago-area dispensaries that ran out of recreational weed on Sunday, just the fifth day of legal sales in Illinois.
Demand for legal weed has depleted stocks of recreational marijuana products across the state, but