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5 WAYS CANNABIS-TAX DOLLARS IMPROVE LIVES

The revenue from state taxes on marijuana isn’t just improving infrastructure; it’s also improving lives. Here are five ways how.

1. Reducing Crime

In 2016, Alaska passed a bill directing half of the proceeds from the state’s excise tax on commercial pot into programs intended to reduce the number of repeat criminal offenders. This year, $3 million in reefer revenue (projected to increase to $6 million in subsequent years) will bolster a fund to reduce recidivism rates by addressing the various issues associated with repeat offenses, such as substance abuse and domestic violence.

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