State Marijuana Taxes Dribble in for a Handful of Colorado Springs Area School Districts

The first cut of Colorado’s excise tax on wholesale recreational marijuana has been thrown into this fiscal year’s pool of cash grants for capital improvements at public schools.

Three local projects are among the 26 statewide that are receiving funding.

Another three area school districts and a charter school will get a check in the mail next week from a $2.28 million appropriation from state marijuana sales taxes to pay for behavioral health counseling and drug prevention education.

But many districts say they have little hope of seeing any of the collections.

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