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.