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Taking the high road: Denver uses pot tax revenue to pave roads - Cannabis News

Since the state of Colorado legalized recreational marijuana, many people ask the question, where does all the tax money go from pot sales? Denver provides one "concrete" answer.

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Colorado: Pueblo County pot scholarships enter third year - Cannabis News

There's nearly $750,000 in funding available to graduating Pueblo seniors attending a local college or university through Pueblo County's cannabis-tax funded scholarship.

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New Rules Designed To Make Pot Sold In Colorado Safer - Cannabis News

DENVER (CBS4) – The State of Colorado released hundreds of pages of new rules designed to make the marijuana industry safer for consumers.

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After years of lobbying by veterans, Colorado adds PTSD as medical marijuana condition - Cannabis News

It's the first new qualifying condition added under the state's medical marijuana law since it was implemented in 2001.

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Colorado Proposal Would Allow Marijuana Delivery – Cannabis News

A bill introduced in the Colorado Senate last week would allow you to get weed delivered to your house.

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Pot Pioneer Colorado Just Now Taking Look At PTSD Treatment – Cannabis News

DENVER (AP) — The first state to legalize marijuana is just now taking steps to consider the drug medicine for people suffering from post-traumatic stress.

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Hemp seed certified in Colorado – Cannabis News

BROOMFIELD, Colo. – The Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA) is announcing that three industrial hemp seed varieties have passed the statewide THC validation and observation trial and are now eligible to be grown by the Colorado Seed Growers Association for production of “CDA Approved Certified Seed.”

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Say Hello To Cannabis Cafes In Denver - Voters Approve Social Use Program – Cannabis News

Denverites will soon be able to enjoy cannabis in designated public places thanks to the passing of Ballot Measure 300 - or the Neighborhood-Supported Cannabis Consumption Pilot Program (NSCCPP) - on Nov. 8.

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Hundreds mourn Jack Splitt, young advocate for medical marijuana and special-needs children – Cannabis News

A crowd of hundreds on Thursday remembered Splitt, a Colorado teenager who battled cerebral palsy and whose lobbying efforts at the state Capitol changed the law not once but twice.

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‘Jack’s Law’: Medical Marijuana In Schools Bill Signed By Colorado Governor – Cannabis News

DENVER (CBS4)– Schools in Colorado will be required to allow medical marijuana after Gov. John Hickenlooper signed “Jack’s Law” on Monday.

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Nebraska, Oklahoma to pursue marijuana lawsuit against Colorado – Marijuana News

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Oklahoma and Nebraska plan to continue to press the U.S. Supreme Court for permission to sue Colorado over its marijuana laws, despite objection from President Barack Obama's administration.

Nebraska Attorney General Doug Peterson said he plans to continue to press the U.S. Supreme Court for permission to sue.

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Colorado to send extra marijuana revenue to schools

After two votes this week, the state is set to start investing extra marijuana tax money in social goods like schools, scholarships, and drug abuse prevention, trying to make good on its promise that legalizing cannabis would benefit all Coloradans.


 

Coloradans were feeling generous last week.

Two thirds voted in favor of Proposition BB, which allowed the state to hold on to all money raised through marijuana taxes, after Colorado became the first in the nation to legalize and tax recreational use, in 2012.

State law mandates that voter-approved taxes, like the one on marijuana, be returned to citizens if revenue is higher than predicted in the first year. This year, the overflow would have given each Coloradan roughly $8. Instead, they voted to let the state hold on to its $66 million, of which $40 million will go to school construction, $2.5 million to drug education, and another $2 million to other youth programs.

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