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Clark County proposes change to plan to use marijuana money to help homeless

Posted at 8:39 AM, Mar 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-21 14:10:20-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Clark County wants use $12 million collected in marijuana business license fees to help the homeless.

Initially, the county proposed a plan that would help the homeless get into housing. Now, Assistant County Manager Kevin Schiller says the money should be put to "more flexible, more creative and more responsive" issues.

Instead of just helping people after they become homeless, Schiller wants to use the money to prevent people from become homeless by creating a program that combines short-term services and financial assistance.

The Clark County commissioners originally voted in January to direct money collected as part of the license fees to the fight against homelessness.

Some of the marijuana tax money is currently being directed towards education in the state.

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