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Marijuana tax to provide more than $2 million in scholarships

Posted at 8:20 PM, Jun 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-26 22:20:02-04

PUEBLO — Pueblo County has teamed up with the Pueblo Hispanic Education Foundation to give out more than $2 million worth of scholarships to Pueblo County Students.

The money comes from the Marijuana Excise Tax.

Each student will receive scholarships ranging from $1,200 to $2,000.

"Every year it increased in the amount so at this point when we are giving just over $1 million dollars away it is amazing to support our community in that way," said Janelle Quick from PHEF.

The scholarship program was made possible from a ballot that passed in 2015. Under that measure, the first 50 percent of the Marijuana Excise Tax goes toward college scholarships.