Cannabis Academic Funding and Research in Pueblo County, Colorado

NCIA’s Bethany Moore welcomes  Commissioner for Pueblo County inColorado Sal Pace. Pace talks about academic funding and research efforts in Pueblo County which have included $420K in cannabis-funded scholarships to over 200 local high school graduates, as well as Colorado State University-Pueblo getting $270,000 to study medical marijuana and cannabis industry.

PUEBLO, CO - JUNE 20: Pueblo County Commissioner Sal Pace addresses scholarship recipients during a scholarship ceremony at the Pueblo County Courthouse June 20, 2017. This year 210 students received $2000 scholarships from the Pueblo County Scholarship Initiative awarding a total of $420,000 in scholarships for the 2017-18 academic year, second year of the cannabis tax-funded scholarship award, first year of full funding for the scholarship. (Photo by Andy Cross/The Denver Post)

Pace has also assisted in saving the Circle Program, which treats co-occurring addiction disorders at Colorado Mental Health Institute at Pueblo, via the first ever designated funding from cannabis revenue in the world.