Fees submitted by businesses with their applications to Illinois' new medical marijuana program have topped $5 million.
State officials announced Wednesday that they'd received 158 applications for marijuana cultivation centers and 211 applications for dispensaries.
Those numbers would mean the state collected more than $5 million in nonrefundable fees.
The Illinois law that set up the state's first medical marijuana program requires money collected to be used to implement, administer and enforce the program.
The law says that any funds leftover must be used for crime prevention programs.