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Colorado Voters To Decide Who Gets Huge Overflow of Marijuana Tax Revenue

Colorado literally doesn’t know what to do with all of the revenue from legalizing and taxing marijuana. The state has $66.1 million in excess tax revenue from recreational pot sales and the voters get to decide how it’s spent.

Proposition BB, up for a vote in less than two weeks, would allocate all of the extra funds entirely to the state; $40 million for school construction and $12 million for marijuana education.

Governor Hickenlooper, who opposed the legalization of recreational marijuana, now supports keeping all of that revenue for the state.

“All the pot revenue that comes in — our goal is to regulate marijuana, to make sure our kids don’t get access to marijuana and, as the voters originally intended, that we build buildings to improve our K-12 education,” Hickenlooper says in the video below.

If the measure fails, the tax money will be returned to Colorado residents.

According to local NBC News 9:

If the proposition fails, $25 million would be refunded to tax payers, amounting about a $6 to $8 refund for most Coloradans.

As for the rest of the money, $24 million would go to marijuana cultivators and $17 million would be refunded to marijuana purchasers through a temporary sales tax reduction.

 

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Kuwait to Pass Law to “DNA Tag” Everyone Like Cattle, Including All Tourists

In the first law of its kind anywhere in the world, Kuwait has decided it will not only “DNA tag” everyone presently in the country as part of a new “integrated security database,” but all tourists will be required to submit a DNA test before they can even enter the country.

Facilities for blood and saliva collection will be set up at the Kuwait International Airport, and there will be “consequences of rejecting” these procedures which the Kuwaiti government says it is putting in place in order to track everyone just in case someone commits a crime.

While it sounds like an Orwellian nightmare, the reality is this is slowly creeping up on us everywhere. Central banks are going to start requiring biometrics for identification, for your security they say. Japan has already announced that all tourists will be required to use their fingerprints as currency while in the country. India has forced biometric IDs on its entire population. In fact, the United Nations is pushing for universal biometric ID cards for every single man, woman, and child on the planet by 2030.

 

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