CHICAGO (CBS) — Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker warned Tuesday that the state’s finances are in dire shape, but at least the state can count on weed for some extra cash flow.
Recreational marijuana sales just set a new record high – nearly $64 million worth of cannabis was sold last month. And as CBS 2’s Meredith Barack reported Tuesday evening, those numbers are expected to keep growing.
At the Sunnyside dispensary at 436 N. Clark St. in River North, a lot of green has been changing hands – in more than one metaphorical sense.
There was not just a steady flow of customers on Tuesday, but all summer long. And new numbers from August prove just how much money the state is making off of pot.
“I like smoking, but I want to slow down with that too,” said Jose Hernandez.
Hernandez on Tuesday had just picked up his order from Sunnyside. He is going with edibles instead of weed to smoke.
“So with the edibles, it’s like more of a help and I know it’s really more of a…