The US Could Make Billions From Pot If It Follows Colorado's Lead
A Colorado town is using tax money from marijuana to help the homeless. A new study says the rest of the U.S. could also benefit from pot tax revenue.By Grant Suneson | May 19, 2016
There's a stereotype that stoners don't do anything, but marijuana users are actually doing quite a bit to help the homeless in one Colorado town.
The city of Aurora will fight homelessness using $1.5 million in pot funds in the city’s 2017 and 2018 budgets. The money will fund educational programs and vans to be used for mobile outreach to the homeless.
Weed sales in Aurora this year are expected to more than double from 2015. City officials are hopeful the pot money can also finance city nonprofits, road improvements and a new recreation center.