CHICAGO (CBS) — At a time when most businesses are at a standstill, the recreational weed business in the state is booming.
In fact, some dispensaries are even looking at expanding.READ MORE: 2 Dead, 3 injured After Shooting At Yard Party In Gresham
Cannabis sales in the state topped $37 million in April. That fell short of the total in January, which was the state’s first month of legal recreational weed.READ MORE: Ed's Driveway: Hyundai Elantra
That said, Illinois residents still bought $2.6 million more cannabis last month than in March, when the stay-at-home order for the coronavirus pandemic began.
Windy City Cannabis, which runs four dispensaries, is looking to expand, possibly in the northwest suburbs.MORE NEWS: Man Found Dead In West Garfield Park House Fire; Woman In Critical Condition
They say part of the uptick last month is because people are feeling anxious and stressed.