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Lollapalooza Festival Led To Record Marijuana Sales In Illinois

PARIS, FRANCE - JULY 21: A Festival goer prepares weed to smoke during Lollapalooza Festival at Hippodrome de Longchamp on July 21, 2018 in Paris, France. (Photo by David Wolff - Patrick/Getty Images)

Business in booming in Illinois – at least in the state’s new legal marijuana industry.

Sales of recreational cannabis surged to a record $127.8 million last month.  The biggest reason?  Last week’s Lollapalooza festival, which was held for the first time since marijuana sales become legal in January 2020.

Illinois has already generated over $750 million in revenue from marijuana sales so far in 2021 – more than all of last year.

How long will it take before marijuana is legal nationwide?  Should it be?

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