Denver,COLO. Some Colorado lawmakers want to use $3.5 Million in recreational pot tax revenue to seek a matching Medicaid grant from the federal government, which considers pot illegal.
One option budget writers are proposing is spending $23 Million now, including taxes and fees from the preexisting medical marijuana industry.
The money will go mostly to support efforts to prevent people under 21 from using pot.
The $3.5 million program would go towards drug prevention with a focus on kids eligible for Medicaid.
Colorado would then apply for a federal matching grant; the feds would have to agree.
KKCO firmly believes in freedom of speech for all and we are happy to provide this forum for the community to share opinions and facts. We ask that commenters keep it clean, keep it truthful, stay on topic and be responsible. Comments left here do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of KKCO 11News.powered by Disqus
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or firstname.lastname@example.org.