The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation announced May 4 that adult-use cannabis sales surpassed $37 million in April, according to a press release.
The state’s dispensaries sold 818,954 items for total sales of $37,260,497.89.
Illinois residents purchased $29,735,650.41 worth of cannabis, while out-of-state visitors spent $7,524,847 on cannabis products.
The sales figures do not include taxes collected, according to the press release.
Gov. J.B. Pritzker deemed medical and adult-use cannabis dispensaries as essential businesses in his March 20 executive order in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Our top priority is to ensure consumers are safe when they go to a dispensary to purchase cannabis,” Toi Hutchinson, Senior Advisor for Cannabis Control to Gov. Pritzker, said in a public statement. “The steps we’ve taken to increase social distancing at dispensaries are accomplishing that, while also enabling this new industry to continue to grow. As such, curbside pickup will remain an option for medical cannabis users to obtain the product they need through May 30."