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Cost2017-02-28T09:25:38+00:00

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  • Colorado missed its projections for increased tax revenue by 42% and still has not built one new school with marijuana tax proceeds.1
  • Even if we don’t have long-term studies available yet on risks of marijuana smoke, it is a known lung and throat irritant, just like tobacco smoke. And, for every dollar of revenue in tobacco sales, there is a socioeconomic cost of $9, or over $300 billion per year. 2
  • The push to legalize recreational marijuana is not a grassroots effort by Nevadans – it’s being funded by a small group of billionaires who have bankrolled efforts in other states.3
  • Many marijuana supporters say “regulate marijuana like alcohol,” but in 2010, the cost of excessive alcohol use to U.S. taxpayers paid $249 billion. This was due to lost workplace productivity, healthcare costs, criminal justice expenses and motor vehicle crashes.4
  1. Barro, Josh. The New York Times. 2015.
  2. National Institute on Drug Abuse. 2016.
  3. Smart Approaches to Marijuana. 2015.
  4. Center for Disease Control. 2016.