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Contra Costa County to use cannabis tax revenue for youth anti-drug program

Original post made on Jun 29, 2023

The Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved the use of nearly $200,000 in cannabis tax revenue on education programs meant to prevent county youth from using the drug.

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Comments (7)

Posted by Malcolm Hex
a resident of San Ramon
on Jun 29, 2023 at 10:53 pm

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LOL!!! Let me get this straight: So, the county is going to use tax revenue from a drug to fund a youth anti-drug program.

You just can’t make this stuff up! LOL!!!!!

Posted by Parent and Voter
a resident of Danville
on Jun 30, 2023 at 7:09 am

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Such irony. Create a major problem and then apply a minor ineffective "fix" by creating another government bureaucracy.
Once drugs are "legalized" you cannot undo that later on. Prohibition showed us that.

Posted by Anonymous
a resident of Danville
on Jun 30, 2023 at 8:56 am

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Is the irony missed here? Seriously? Let's use money from the sale of drugs to finance a drug prevention program. Just smacking my head.

Posted by Tom Coleman
a resident of Walnut Creek
on Jun 30, 2023 at 1:17 pm

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What is the big deal here? Taxes from tobacco sales are used towards anti-smoking education. No difference.

Posted by Jennifer
a resident of Danville
on Jul 2, 2023 at 10:06 pm

Jennifer is a registered user.

This doesn't make any sense. What the heck?

Posted by Sam Hendricks
a resident of Walnut Creek
on Jul 3, 2023 at 1:23 pm

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A questionable use of tax revenue and besides, marijuana is legal for both recreational and for medicinal use.

I don't have a problem with kids smoking pot providing it is under parental supervision or approval. It's probably less dangerous than alcohol.

Posted by Roberta Healy
a resident of Danville
on Jul 9, 2023 at 9:03 am

Roberta Healy is a registered user.

$200K will not go very far...maybe just enough to produce a video presentation and some leaflets.

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