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: 'When I Finally Got To Be Elvira, That's When My Life Calmed Down': Mistress Of The Dark Peels Back The Curtain
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: Teen Stabbed With Scissors After Argument On CTA Red Line Platform At Jackson Station
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: Record 53,000 Rat Complaints Help Chicago Retain Crown As Rattiest City In America For 7th Year In A Row
They say part of the uptick last month is because people are feeling anxious and stressed.