Illinois medical marijuana sales top $210K in first week
Illinois medical marijuana dispensaries sold nearly $211,000 worth of medical cannabis to patients in the first week of legal sales, as reported by the Associated Press.
Those figures are pretty high, considering only eight dispensaries are currently operating in the state and less than a quarter of eligible patients have made medical marijuana purchases so far.
According to Illinois’ medical marijuana program director Joseph Wright, dispensaries served 806 patients in the first week of sales. Customers purchased approximately 406 ounces of medical cannabis at a price of roughly $450 per ounce.
There are currently 3,300 registered patients in the state, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health.
The state’s medical marijuana Pilot Program Act includes 39 conditions and diseases among qualifying conditions for medical marijuana treatment.
Only eight dispensaries opened for sales during the first week, however Wright says about 12 dispensaries will be open by the end of the month, and up to 25 dispensaries will be open in the state by the end of the year.