Colorado voters to determine use for marijuana tax revenue

Capelli D'Angelo

Colorado state welcome sign, along Interstate ...
Colorado state welcome sign, along Interstate 70, entering from Utah. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

In 2013, 65 percent of Colorado agreed to implement a tax on weed, according to the coordinated election results. In November voters will decide what to do with the $66.1 million collected in marijuana taxes.

campaign launched by Sen. Pat Steadman encourages voters to support Proposition BB. According to their website, Preposition BB allocates $40 million to school construction, $6.3 million to youth services and $5.7 million to new resources for communities.

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“I sort of wrote it assuming there wouldn’t be much of a campaign, so it needed to sell itself with surface appeal and have popular elements in it, like the school construction money,” Steadman said.

For more about Preposition BB and opposing campaigns read the full story here.