California officials have awarded more than $50 million in cannabis tax-funded community reinvestment grants, the state announced on Thursday.
The Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) said that the funds are being distributed to 31 different local health departments and community-based nonprofit organizations that support economic and social development in areas disproportionately impacted by the war on drugs.
This marks the fifth year in a row that the office has provided the grant funding. And the cannabis tax dollars that are supporting the program increased by about $15 million compared to last year.
The funds will be used to support efforts such as job placement, mental health and substance use disorder treatment, legal services and linkages to medical care.
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