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Declining pot sales put Aurora nonprofits in a bind

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AURORA, Colo. (KDVR) — A decline in marijuana sales is putting a strain on Aurora nonprofits.

Marijuana sales have dropped back to pre-pandemic levels, and that’s taking millions of dollars off the table for Aurora charities that serve the homeless population. That includes aid like temporary housing, cold weather shelters and meal programs.

Organizers told FOX31 the situation is partially because of a shortfall in retail marijuana sales, which are taxed by the city to fund a response to homelessness.

That funding was cut by more than half, and if more funding isn’t provided, nonprofits can start seeing services reduced almost immediately by Jan. 1.

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