It is a misperception that most of the marijuana tax revenue goes to K-12 education. The majority of funds go to the Marijuana Tax Cash Fund for healthcare, health education, substance abuse and treatment programs and law enforcement.
In 2017-18, only about $40 million in competitive grants is available for school construction and the districts are required to provide matching funds. In addition to this amount, about $30 million will go to rural schools in 2017-18. In this same school year, our schools are underfunded by about $830 million.
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