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Oct 24, 2010 6:02 PM by AP

Medical Marijuana Tax Revenues May Restore Some City Services

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - Colorado Springs officials say sales tax revenue from medical marijuana could help pay for a new police unit to monitor the business.

The Gazette of Colorado Springs reported Sunday that medical marijuana sales taxes are bringing in about $50,000 a month for the city. That has helped the cash-strapped city pay for such services as mowing grass on street medians and could lead to the resumption of some Saturday bus service.

The City Council is considering a proposal to set up a four-member team in 2011 to enforce medical marijuana regulations and zoning. Three members would be police and one would be a code-enforcement officer. The team would cost $331,000 a year and would be funded by medical marijuana sales taxes

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