February 21, 2019
Recreational marijuana revenue to become prevention tool
SACRAMENTO – The California Department of Education (CDE) is gearing up to use tax revenue generated by Proposition 64 to prevent kids under 21 from using marijuana.

The voter-approved proposition does not change regulations regarding use of marijuana by preschool through grade 12 students. Prop 64, besides legalizing the recreational use of cannabis for adults 21 and older, creates a tax on cannabis for wholesalers, retailers, and purchasers of cannabis and cannabis products. Eventually, some of these tax funds will be directed by the CDE to promote health, education, and drug prevention.

“Parents, students, educators, administrators, and the public are being reminded about the detrimental effects of marijuana, especially to the developing brains of children,” State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson said. “In this new environment we need to be even more vigilant in making school-aged children understand the importance of making healthy decisions,” Torlakson said.
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