Medical Cannabis Sales Hit $1.7M in Illinois

The launch of Illinois’ medical marijuana program may not have been smooth, but now that it’s up and running, sales have been brisk.

Between Nov. 9 – when Illinois’ first dispensaries opened – and the end of 2015, medical marijuana sales hit nearly $1.7 million, according to the Associated Press. Grams were sold at between $14 and $15.

Wholesale growers also did well, selling about $1.5 million to retailers, the AP said.

There were 20 operational dispensaries by the end of 2015, and…

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