Illinois medical marijuana sales began on November 9, 2015, and within just two months the total amount of marijuana sold reached nearly $1.7 million.
As 2015 came to an end, 20 Illinois dispensaries gained licenses to operate. Since opening day, a total of 2,815 patients have been helped.
Wholesalers reported an approximate $1.5 million of medical marijuana sold to dispensaries. Combined with tax revenue of $107,000, the medical marijuana industry took in $1,607,000.
James Wright, the program director for Illinois medical marijuana pilot program, released these figures, reports Sun Times Network.
In Illinois, the average price of medical marijuana is roughly $14 to $15 per gram.