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Denver after-school program receives $1.5M from marijuana tax revenue

December 2, 2019

In states where marijuana has been legalized, the effects are a double-edged sword. While marijuana tax revenue is often channeled toward education in the form of funds, educators worry the use of those funds sends a mixed message to students.

For example, marijuana sales in California are expected to bring in more than $1 billion in tax revenue annually, with a portion to be spent on youth education, prevention and early intervention programs. But Wesley Smith, executive director of California School Administrators, says organization members are concerned legalization may normalize marijuana and encourage students to use it.

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