SPRINGFIELD - The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) has approved applications for approximately 14,770 qualifying patients (including 124 persons under 18 years of age), since it began accepting applications for the Medical Cannabis Registry Program on September 2, 2014. Approximately 17,800 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 December totaled $5,350,324, including $3,059,854 in dry flower sales and $2,290,470 concentrates/infused-products. Licensed medical cannabis dispensaries served almost 9,700 unique patients, who purchased 261,656 grams of dry cannabis.
Overall Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Data, as of 12/31/2016:
Number of Licensed Medical Cannabis Dispensaries -- 49
2016 Total Retail Sales by Licensed Medical Cannabis Dispensaries -- $36,268,369.67
Total Retail Sales since 11/2015 by Licensed Medical Cannabis Dispensaries -- $37,980,341.94
2016 Total Wholesale Sales by Cultivation Centers -- $21,897,121.62
Total Wholesale Sales since 11/2015 by Cultivation Centers -- $23,326,699.92