DENVER - Marijuana is a $1.3 billion industry in Colorado, and the ensuing tax revenue is helping students pay for college.
Pueblo County expands its cannabis-funded scholarships with eye on having high school graduates enroll at local colleges.
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.
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.
DENVER — Colorado pot smokers are helping send 25 students to college, the first scholarships in the U.S. funded with taxes on legal marijuana.