Illinois details record adult use cannabis sales

Illinois state officials are touting 2022 adult use cannabis sales records in all categories the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) tracks.

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“When I signed the Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act into law in 2019, we set out on an ambitious goal: to create the most equitable and economically prosperous cannabis industry in the nation,” Gov. JB Pritzker said. “Our data from 2022 shows that we are well on our way towards making that idea a reality. Not only did we break our previous sales record by more than 12 percent with a total of more than $1.5 billion, we also saw the first of our social equity adult use cannabis dispensaries open their doors for business—paving the way for an even stronger 2023.”

According to the IDFPR, Illinois adult use cannabis dispensaries sold $1,552,324,820.37 worth of product. There are presently 113 adult use cannabis dispensaries in the state, including the first three social equity dispensaries that opened their doors in 2022.

“This marks the second straight year that Illinois’ adult use cannabis industry has seen record-setting growth, and we are excited for what the future holds for the most equitable cannabis industry in the country,” IDFPR Secretary Mario Treto, Jr. said. “We are optimistic the industry will only continue to flourish in 2023 as we welcome more dispensaries to Illinois.”

The IDFPR figures do not include taxes collected and reported by the Illinois Department of Revenue. In total, 36,435,129 items were sold in Illinois adult use cannabis dispensaries in 2022, representing a 20 percent rise from 2021.