Nonprofits gain funding from unusual source: Marijuana sales

    (AP - Nonprofits have an unexpected new source of funding: State marijuana sales.

    Over the past two years, California has used some of the fees it collects from the sale of recreational marijuana to give grants to community organizations that serve people and communities harmed by the war on drugs.

    So far, the state has awarded nearly $100 million, a figure expected to jump to $175 million in May.

    The Golden State is not alone. Alaska and Illinois have similar programs, and as more states legalize the drug, additional programs could be on the way.


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