Thursday, July 31, 2014

Brookings Institution says Colorado marijuana rollout 'has been successful'

Posted By on Thu, Jul 31, 2014 at 3:17 PM

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The Brookings Institution's Center for Effective Public Management — an offshoot of the highly visible, non-partisan, Washington, D.C.-based think-tank — today released a study saying that the state of Colorado is administering a historic marijuana program about as well as is possible.

The full report, written by John Hudak, is below, but the takeaway is that, "It's too early to judge the success of Colorado's policy, but it is not too early to say that the rollout — initial implementation — of legal retail marijuana has been successful."

Meanwhile, the Denver Post reports that cannabis-related cash has finally hit the school-construction coffers.

"The state Department of Education's program to fund capital projects — known as Building Excellent Schools Today, or BEST, grants — had received more than $1.1 million from marijuana taxes in May when it made the annual award recommendations," writes Yesenia Robles.

"The state also is readying another $2.5 million from pot taxes so interested schools can hire health professionals."

Colorado’s Rollout of Legal Marijuana Is Succeeding


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