IL Marijuana Sales Take Hit After Dispensaries Close Due to Shortages

IL Marijuana Sales Take Hit After Dispensaries Close Due to Shortages

CHICAGO (AP) – Illinois recreational marijuana sales have taken a hit with the closing of several dispensaries around the state because of product shortages.

The legal sale of recreational cannabis began Wednesday, with customers spending about $3.2 million on the first day.

Although state officials haven’t unveiled sales numbers, dispensary operators said long lines continued in the following days, causing the shortages.

Jason Erkes of Cresco Labs said the business shut it’s Sunnyside shops in Chicago, Rockford and Champaign to customers in order to “reset” and give the staff, which has worked five 14-hour days straight, a break.

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