Cannabiswinkels in grenssteden halen de verkoop uit aangrenzende staten binnen en het zou meer staten ertoe kunnen aanzetten marihuana te legaliseren
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On January 1, Illinois legalized adult-use cannabis, and people from other states are flooding in to try out the products.
“Illinois’s adult-use marijuana program gives us a chance to collect tax revenue from the residents of Wisconsin, Missouri, Iowa, and Indiana,” Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker joked at his State of the State speech in late January.
Illinois’ example “should lend further credence to the domino effect thesis,” Cantor Fitzgerald analyst Pablo Zuanic said. The domino thesis predicts that when one state legalizes cannabis for adult use, its neighbors may quickly follow.
Illinois isn’t the only place seeing lots of sales to people from out of state.
“I think with a single stroll through our parking lot, you’ll see a diversity of license plates from other places,” said Thomas Winstanley of Theory Wellness, a Massachusetts cannabis company with a dispensary close to both the New York and Connecticut borders.
The governor of Illinois has recently taken to gloating about an unusual tax he’s able to impose on citizens of neighboring states like Wisconsin and Indiana.
That’s thanks to Illinois’ decision to legalize recreational cannabis sales for adults, starting on January 1, and the ample number of people from those states who have since flooded Illinois to buy marijuana legally.
“Illinois’ adult-use marijuana program gives us a chance to collect tax revenue from the residents of Wisconsin, Missouri, Iowa and Indiana,” Gov. J.B. Pritzker joked in his State of the State speech last month.
The data backs him up. Since January 1, people from out of state have made nearly a quarter of all cannabis purchases in Illinois, accounting for some $8.6 million in sales. Illinois levies a hefty tax on adult-use marijuana sales that varies depending on the THC levels and additional local taxes, but can go up to 41.25% for some products in Chicago.