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Colorado Marijuana Taxes Fund Sims-Style RPG Aimed at Substance Abuse
Author: Duke London  05/10/2017 - 23:00:00

A Denver-based nonprofit that focuses on fighting substance abuse will be able to try a new approach to curbing drug addiction thanks to a sizable infusion of cash derived from the state’s cannabis tax revenue. 

Peer Assistance, a company that has spent the last three decades helping people conduct difficult intervention-related conversations with their loved ones about drug use, will use a $200,000 contribution from the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing to fund a new project called “One Degree: Shift the Influence.” 

One Degree is a web- or app-based simulation tool that replicates conversations about drug and alcohol abuse for friends and family members to practice and gain insight before intervening to help someone close to them. 

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