Spring and summer months are typically when cannabis sales surge, as warmer months come along and consumers seek relaxation, but except for a small gain in sales in Missouri, legal Midwestern cannabis sales have hovered at a steady rate since March. State regulators reported that for May, Illinois cannabis sales stayed at about $150 million for the second month in a row and Michigan’s legal sales actually dropped $5

million from last month to $148 million. Meanwhile, Missouri surged almost $7 million in monthly sales in May to $15.5 million.On a related note, Michigan regulators’ monthly reports are now specifically reporting license application statistics for social equity applicants, part of an agency commitment to demonstrate progress in license ownership diversity.

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Editor Mike is a co-founder and the editor of Grown In, a U.S. national cannabis industry newsletter and training company. His career has taken him from Capitol Hill to Chicago City Hall, from...