Colorado Will Use Extra Marijuana Revenue to Prevent Bullying in Schools
Light it up, take a puff, pass around kindness - do it for the kids! Thanks to massive amounts of surplus tax revenue, more than $66 million will be distributed to Colorado schools through a grant program for bully prevention. The program provides a coach to teach and council alumni and students about the dangers of bullying. Teachings will include character building exercises, designation of disciplinary consequences for bullies, and how to reward those who report bullying behavior. The grant program had existed for the last four years without funding, until voters passed Proposition BB in 2015, which allows the state to keep additional marijuana tax revenues and to distribute accordingly. Schools have until October 21st to apply for the grant, then each school will be funded up to $40,000 per year. The grant program had existed for the last four years without funding until voters passed Proposition BB in 2015, allowing the state of Colorado to keep additional marijuana tax revenues to distribute accordingly.