Colorado marijuana tax doesn’t benefit teachers’ pay

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DENVER -- As several hundred Colorado teachers marched to the state Capitol on Monday, residents asked why Colorado's marijuana money isn't being used for education funding.

More marijuana tax dollars doesn't necessarily mean more money for student funding or teacher pay.

Most of the state's marijuana money goes toward grant programs for specific projects.

Also, some of that money goes toward school infrastructure improvements and drug education.

It would be up to voters to change where the marijuana money goes and give more for student funding or teacher pay.

Voters would have to approve a ballot measure to change the law so marijuana tax money could be allocated for those specific items.

Educators from around the state rallied at the state Capitol on Monday to demand more funding for education and protection for their retirement plans.

So many teachers called off in the Englewood School District that it was forced to close.

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