Where does tax revenue from legal marijuana sales in Denver go? In part, it’s used to fund youth cannabis education programs, and the city government is taking new steps to make sure residents know exactly how the cannabis cash is allocated.
In the years since Denver voters approved a special marijuana tax to help fund regulation, enforcement, and education efforts, the city has granted millions of dollars to youth centers, including high schools and youth yoga studios, to raise awareness about cannabis.
“From 2014 to 2019, the City of Denver has budgeted over 16 million dollars for marijuana education efforts,” the city government wrote in an email to residents. “From mass media campaigns to in school education, this money has provided not only cannabis