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Cops seek ways to steer pot revenue to students


April 11, 2018

JOHN BEST, left, a health teacher, and School Resource Officer Geoff Hamlin are teaching new curriculum to educate students about marijuana.

The state regularly issues press releases about how much tax revenue the sale of marijuana is generating, but none of that money is earmarked for education programs about the newly legal drug.

That's something that concerns Police Chief Jeff Lynn.

"What's bothered our agency for a while (is) there hasn't been anything from the state that educates teens on marijuana and the long-term effects of marijuana. There's nothing going out, so it's our effort," Lynn said.

Sweet Home police began looking for something to educate Sweet Home students, he said.

They found the Teen Marijuana Education...

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