• The Denver Afterschool Alliance receives $1.5 million a year from the city’s collected marijuana tax revenue, Chalkbeat reports, with the city last year collecting a reported $46 million in such revenues overall.
  • The additional funds have allowed for more after-school and summer learning programs, as well as expansion into underserved neighborhoods by providing more training for staff.
  • Part of the funds were also used to create a curriculum around marijuana use, including its negative effects, myths and legal age of recreational use, with the goal of informing students of the risks and dangers associated with marijuana around the age that many try the substance for the first time.
  • Source: https://www.educationdive.com/news/denver-after-school-program-receives-15m-from-marijuana-tax-revenue/568231/