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Marijuana provides scholarships for students in Pueblo

Marijuana Scholarship recipients
Posted at 5:33 PM, Sep 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-24 19:34:51-04

PUEBLO — A number of students in Pueblo received money for college Tuesday.

Pueblo County held a celebration to honor students with scholarships, and most of them have marijuana to thank.

A majority of the scholarshps came from the Pot Excise Tax, which is about $600,000 and helps more than 300 students.

"This means absolutely everything to me. I graduate in the spring. I did college in high school, so them paying for it has been helpful. I'm paying for college by myself so this scholarship means a lot," said scholarship recipient, Tristyn Hauck.

The scholarships range from $500 to $2,000.