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Lollapalooza, the big Chicago music festival shut down for a year because of the coronavirus pandemic, boosted record sales numbers for recreational marijuana sales in July, according to reports.
Chicago-area cannabis dispensaries during the four-day Lollapalooza festival got some big business from attendees ready to let loose.
Local dispensaries contacted by FOX Business said traffic was booming during the festival.
"We saw thousands of festivalgoers over the weekend at our River North store, making it our biggest weekend to date," said Jason Erkes, spokesman for Chicago-based Cresco Labs, whose Sunnyside Dispensary in River North was the closest to the festivities.
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"Summer tourism and the Lollapalooza attendees were strong contributors to July’s out-of-state sales," Erkes added.
In July, Illinois’ 110 dispensaries sold a record 2.8 million recreational weed products. State residents spent about $85 million, while sales to out-of-state customers topped $42 million, up 16% from June, according to the state.