Recreational marijuana sales in Missouri kicked off in early February, several days earlier than expected, only to garner $71.7 million in the first month of sales, reported Columbia Missourian.

Data from the Department of Health and Senior Services data suggest that recreational cannabis sales accounted for two-thirds of combined total cannabis sales of $102.9 million.

By comparison, during the first six months of legal, medical marijuana sales in the Show-Me State, Missourians purchased $38.5 million worth of cannabis.

Moreover, in Illinois, following the launch of adult-use cannabis sales in January 2020, users bought $39 million worth of recreational marijuana.

Illinois February Sales Take Hit From MO Going Rec

Speaking of the Prairie State, recreational sales totaled $120.5 million in February, representing a year-over-year increase of 5.7% and a month-over-month drop of 5.8%, reported Marijuana Business Daily.

According to new data published by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR), the state saw a 10.1%  year-over-year decline in out-of-state …

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