In Colorado, Marijuana Tax Revenue Will Help Fund The Fight Against Bullying

Apparently, the benefits aren't just medicinal.

Thanks to new grants funding bullying prevention programs at Colorado schools, residents are lauding an unlikely local hero: marijuana tax revenue. The 420-friendly state is primed to distribute millions of dollars to schools over the next several months, all generated by sales of the drug. As reported by Vocativ, the grants, worth as much as $40,000, will finance specialized training from bullying prevention professionals

According to the National Center for Educational Statistics, 1 in 4 American students reports being bullied during the school year, so these grants have the potential to make a huge impact.

"As far as we know, we're the only state that is providing such significant funds to prevent bullying in schools," Dr. Adam Collins, bullying prevention and education grant coordinator for the Colorado Department of Education, told Denver news station ABC7. "We are excited to have these funds."

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