After the first official month of legalized use of the recreational marijuana in Illinois, we finally see just how much pot was sold in the late state to legalize it.

According to KWQC, the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation announced Monday that statewide sales in January totaled more than $39 million.

Dispensaries across the state, including a dispensary in Milan and Rockford, sold a total of 972,045 different items within the first 31-days. Sales to Illinois residents represented about $30 million.The other $9 million were sold to folks who were from out-of-state. Officials say a portion of every sale will be reinvested in communities harmed most by the war on drugs.

KWQC also reported that the Illinois Department of Agriculture will begin accepting applications for cannabis infusers, transporters and craft growers. The time frame of people submitting those applications will start on Valentines Day, February 14, 2020. They must be submitted by 5 p.m. March 16, 2020.

In the coming weeks, workshops will be held across the state to answer questions and assist interested applicants. Times and locations will be released, soon.

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