Illinois medical marijuana sales reach $2.57 million in June

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CHICAGO  — The Illinois medical marijuana industry saw $2.57 million in retail sales during June, a sign of continuing steady growth of the retail market.

The Illinois Department of Agriculture released the figures Thursday. May sales had been nearly $2.3 million.

Illinois now has nearly 7,600 qualified medical marijuana patients and 39 registered dispensaries. June’s figures bring the total retail sales of marijuana in Illinois to $13.8 million since purchasing began Nov. 9.

The numbers don’t yet reflect the addition of two new qualifying conditions: post-traumatic stress disorder and terminal illnesses. The Illinois Department of Public Health is preparing new rules and application forms following enactment of legislation adding PTSD and terminal illness to the pilot program.