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A Colorado county is sending students to college on the $445,000 it made from legal weed

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Higher education takes on new meaning in Pueblo County, Colorado.

In February, local officials announced that a first-of-its-kind scholarship program will create $475,000 in funding to help send the county’s graduating high school seniors to local colleges. A majority of the fund — about $425,000 — came from taxing legal marijuana.

“A couple years ago, these are dollars that would have been going to the black market, drug cartels,” Pueblo County commissioner Sal Pace told KKTV in an interview. “Now money that’s used to fund drug cartels is now being used to fund college scholarships.”

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Source:: BusinessInsider.Com