Next week brings the anniversary of legal medical marijuana sales in Illinois and the program is growing steadily. Patients with state approval to buy marijuana now number about 12,000.
The state released new monthly figures Wednesday. Retailers sold $4.1 million in marijuana products during October, marking another month of increasing sales.
Last month's figures bring the total retail sales in Illinois to $28 million since purchasing began Nov. 9, 2015.
The number of dispensaries continues to grow, too, with 46 now licensed to sell medical marijuana.