SPRINGFIELD - The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) has approved applications for 10,033 qualifying patients (including 74 persons under 18 years of age), since it began accepting applications for the Medical Cannabis Registry Program on September 2, 2014. Approximately 12,400 individuals have submitted a complete application to IDPH (complete application means the qualifying patient has submitted an application and fee to the Department).
Retail sales of medical cannabis for August totaled $3,301,674, including $2,001,601 in dry flower sales and $1,299,948 concentrates/infused-products. Licensed medical cannabis dispensaries served almost 6,400 unique patients, who purchased 161,660 grams of dry cannabis.
Overall Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Data, as of 8/31/2016:
Number of Licensed Medical Cannabis Dispensaries -- 44
2016 Total Retail Sales by Licensed Medical Cannabis Dispensaries -- $17,955,024
Total Retail Sales since 11/2015 by Licensed Medical Cannabis Dispensaries -- $19,647,866
2016 Total Wholesale Sales by Cultivation Centers -- $11,821,574
Total Wholesale Sale since 11/2015 by Cultivation Centers -- $13,309,552