CHICAGO (WLS) -- Demand is still booming for recreational marijuana in Illinois, and more than $5 million worth of pot products have been sold in two days.
There have been long lines at dispensaries throughout the Chicago area since adult-use cannabis became legal on New Year's Day.
In the first two days of the law taking effect, a total of more than $5.4 million was spent statewide on marijuana.
The first day brought in nearly $3.2 million in sales, and an additional $2.2 million worth of pot products was sold on the second day.
The state plans to award 73 new dispensary licenses by May 1.
"Illinois Marijuana Sales Top $5.4M in First 2 Days of Legalization." ABC7 Chicago. N.p., 04 Jan. 2020. Web. 04 Jan. 2020.
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