CHICAGO (CBS) — A year ago, thousands of people in Illinois counted down to midnight and waited in line to blaze into the new year.
It meant sky high sales for the state.READ MORE: Man Who Drove Up To Chicago Skyway Toll Bridge And Stopped Had Been Shot On Dan Ryan; 3-Year-Old In Car With Him Was Not Injured
The full year figures are not in yet, but January through November raked in more than half a billion dollars in legal marijuana sales in Illinois.
That number does not include medical sales. The complete 2020 recreational marijuana sales report for the whole year will be available in the next few days.READ MORE: Woman Dead After Dragging Officer With Car Before Crashing Into Business In Dolton; Shots Fired By Police
Factoring in medical sales, it could top over a billion dollars.
The state earned more than $10 million in sales in just the first week of the year.MORE NEWS: Chicago Party Aunt Twitter Account Inspires New Netflix Animated Series
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