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Higher Learning: Pueblo County Pays For College Scholarships With New Marijuana Tax

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Canada’s new Prime Minister has promised to legalize it; Mexico’s Supreme Court has just ruled their citizens have a constitutional right to smoke it; and starting in 2017, those college-bound from Pueblo County will be able to get their college degrees partially funded by it. – How sweet “It” is. Providing more positive results in the Petri dish of democracy, Colorado’s newest and greenest cash cow is about to help America’s next generation of critical thinkers pay for college.

That’s right; last Tuesday legalized pot vaporized another concern for some of Colorado’s high school graduates hoping to head off to college – we’re talking about cold hard cash. Thanks to Colorado’s early ascension up the Darwinian ladder of social evolution, students from Pueblo County hoping to become doctors, lawyers, MBAs, and politicians, will all have the ability to save a big chunk of green on their college degree. #ThanksAgainLegalMarijuana

According to CNN, “a resounding 60% of the voters in the tiny County of Pueblo Colorado passed a measure that will phase in an increase in taxes — 5% by 2020 — on marijuana growers to fund college scholarships and other community projects. “

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While Bernie and Hillary debate the abstract benefits of legalizing marijuana at the federal level, Colorado, Washington, Oregon, Alaska, and Washington DC have been putting the theoretical Rubber to the Road. Providing valuable proof that legalized marijuana reduces crime, generates useful new tax revenue, and protects our kid’s intellectual potential from being flushed down the drain of bad policy gone predictably wrong.

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