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$100 million pot windfall in Colorado - Cannabis News

Colorado's weed boom will fund schools and fight opioid addiction.

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Tax money from marijuana sales helping students pay for college in Colorado - Cannabis News

DENVER - Marijuana is a $1.3 billion industry in Colorado, and the ensuing tax revenue is helping students pay for college.

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Colorado county using $425K in local pot taxes for college scholarships – Cannabis News

Pueblo County expands its cannabis-funded scholarships with eye on having high school graduates enroll at local colleges.

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Colorado governor debuts plan to battle homelessness with pot taxes – Cannabis News

'I'm doubling down': Gov. John Hickenlooper debuts 'aggressive' new efforts to fight homelessness with marijuana taxes.

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Colorado governor debuts plan to battle homelessness with pot taxes – Cannabis News

'I'm doubling down': Gov. John Hickenlooper debuts 'aggressive' new efforts to fight homelessness with marijuana taxes.

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In Colorado, first-ever marijuana tax scholarships awarded to 25 Pueblo students – Cannabis News

Pueblo County has set aside around $750,000 in college scholarships for high school seniors, and all of that funding came from marijuana excise taxes.

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Marijuana sales tax revenue huge boon for Colorado cities – Marijuana News

From small towns that barely dot the map to the state’s largest urban areas, revenue from retail marijuana sales is helping communities address homelessness, send children to college, patch potholes, secure water rights and fund an array of projects.

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Cannabis By The Numbers: How Much Money Will States Bring in From Marijuana in 2016? - Marijuana News

Nationwide marijuana legalization could produce up to $28 billion in yearly tax revenue a new study found.

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Washington State marijuana sales surpass $1 billion – Marijuana News

SPOKANE, Wash. – Marijuana sales in Washington continue to rise nearly two years after recreational marijuana became legal in the state.

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Colorado city will use $1.5 million cannabis tax revenues to help the homeless – Marijuana News

Aurora, the third largest city in the state, will donate funds to organizations which help low-income people with housing and community services.

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Colorado pot shops have already sold $270 million of marijuana in 2016 – Marijuana News

In the first three months of 2016, Colorado pot shops sold more than $270 million in cannabis and related products, according to new figures from the state Department of Revenue.

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Why Richard Branson spent extra time in Colorado – Marijuana News

Branson’s firsthand exposure to cannabis-funded drug abuse treatment in Colorado is significant, state officials and marijuana industry representatives agree.

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Marijuana industry helping some small towns survive – Marijuana News

EMPIRE, Colo. – Colorado’s $1 billion marijuana industry is helping some small towns stay afloat. A prime example is the town of Empire, in Clear Creek County.

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Colorado marijuana sales skyrocket to nearly $1 billion in 2015 – Marijuana News

$996,184,788 — that's the final tally for Colorado marijuana sales as December 2015 figures show a record-setting finish.

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Report: Marijuana sales in Colorado at $740M so far in 2015 – Marijuana News

Kate Douglas packages marijuana-infused edibles at Wana Brands in Boulder, CO. Image: Paul Aiken, Daily Camera

Preliminary data released from Boulder data analysis firm BDS Analytics has confirmed what tax revenues have already shown: Coloradans love legal pot.

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World's first marijuana-funded scholarship approved in southern Colorado – Marijuana News

Colorado State-Pueblo, along with Pueblo Community College, are the two institutions that students may attend using the new marijuana scholarships. Image via csupueblo.edu

DENVER — A Colorado county that boasts the world's largest outdoor marijuana farm and has been actively courting the new pot industry has approved the world's first marijuana-funded college scholarship.

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Colorado allowed to spend marijuana tax money, as voters reject refunds – Marijuana News

Colorado voters approved a statewide ballot measure Tuesday that gives state lawmakers permission to spend $66.1 million in taxes collected from the sale of recreational marijuana. Image: Aaron Ontiveroz, The Denver Post
Colorado voters Tuesday overwhelmingly approved a statewide ballot measure that gives state lawmakers permission, once again, to spend $66.1 million in taxes collected from the sale of recreational marijuana.
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Colorado monthly marijuana sales eclipse $100 million mark

A grow room in Denver. Image: WeedWorthy.com
Elizabeth Hernandez ~ The Denver Post ~

Colorado recreational marijuana sales are close to $60 million in August 2015; medical marijuana sales climb slightly.

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