Long waits and some sticker shock, but Illinois recreational marijuana market launches with a roar, nearly $3.2M in sales

Published January 2, 2020 | By John Schroyer (This story has been updated to include the latest sales and transaction numbers supplied by Illinois officials.) CHICAGO – Thousands of marijuana enthusiasts – including Illinois’ lieutenant governor – turned out on a cold New Year’s Day to mark the historic start of adult-use cannabis sales in what could become one…