Marijuana Funding for Education Falls Short

When Colorado voters legalized recreational marijuana in 2012, they believed it would significantly increase education spending across our state. This belief was encouraged by the proponents of legalization.

This report examines the reality of marijuana tax revenues for public education in Colorado.

The goal is to provide a comprehensive look at what the state’s marijuana industry does – and does not – contribute towards school funding so that policymakers and voters can make informed decisions about future tax and regulatory proposals for recreational marijuana in Colorado.