California’s marijuana tax money used to combat impaired driving

Visalia Times Delta reports..

Nearly $27 million in grant funds will go toward helping local communities combat impaired driving, according to The California Highway Patrol (CHP).

The grant money comes from Proposition 64, which created a tax on the cultivation and sale of cannabis and cannabis products sold in California since January 2018.

In November 2016, California voters passed Prop. 64, legalizing recreational marijuana use in the state. Cities and counties have local control. It was up to elected officials to decided whether to allow sales, cultivation, and testing into their jurisdictions.

So far, a number of dispensaries have opened up across Tulare County, where more than half its voters were against the marijuana legalization measure.

The proposition also provided specified cannabis tax funding to the CHP to administer local grants for education, prevention, and enforcement programs regarding impaired driving.

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