A recent article on Fox News by Vandana Rambaran highlighted reaction to Illinois becoming the 11th state to allow marijuana sales and use for recreational purposes. According to the article, the state raked in $3.2 million on the first day of legal recreational marijuana sales under the new law where people, age 21 or older, are allowed to possess up to 30 grams of cannabis flower and up to 5 grams of cannabis concentrate. Public consumption is still not allowed under the new law. Nearly three dozen Illinois dispensaries have been issued licenses to sell recreational marijuana, with an additional 75 licenses to be granted by May. State officials estimate that cannabis sales could generate $250 million for Illinois by 2022. Illinois Lieutenant Governor Juliana Stratton represented just one of 77,128 purchases on day one in the state “to celebrate a big day in Illinois,” she said.
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