More than 360 groups have applied for cultivation center and dispensary permits under Illinois' medical marijuana pilot program, bringing in more than $5 million in fees.
There were 158 applications for cultivation centers, and 211 for dispensaries.
Applications for cultivation centers required a non-refundable $25,000 fee. Dispensary applications required $5,000, also non-refundable.
That means that the state brought in at least $5,005,000. By law, the money must be used for the pilot program.
The state will grant 21 permits for growing centers and 60 for dispensaries before the end of the year.
The distribution of the applications will likely be announced later this week.
(This post was updated at 8:22 PM on September 24, 2014 to include the information on fees for applications.)