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Colorado to fund public services with cannabis tax

7 November 2013 Last updated at 16:52 GMT

Colorado will become the first state in America to tax the sale of marijuana.

Under new legalisation cannabis sales will have a 25% levy placed on them to pay for public school construction and the marijuana industry costs.

Brian Vicente, Chair of the Marijuana Tax Campaign told BBC Radio 5 live's Up All Night: "It has taken the money out of the hands of drug cartels, moved it behind the counter... and then the tax revenue actually benefits the state."

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