Colorado to Launch an Auction of 22 Cannabis-Themed License Plates to Benefit the State’s Disability Funding Committee
DENVER, Colo. (KKTV) – Colorado has launched an auction for the rights to 22 different official license plate layouts with cannabis-themed phrases, including 420, HASH, EDIBLE, THC and CBD.
Proceeds from the auction will benefit the Colorado Disability Funding Committee and will be used “to fund grants for disability claim assistance as well as new and innovative programs that improve the quality of life and independence of Coloradans with disabilities.” .
“For more than a decade, Colorado has been a leader in cannabis, bringing bold, innovative, and creative businesses to the state. This effort allows us to celebrate Colorado’s reputation and fund vital projects and programs in our disability community,” Governor Jared Polis said.
Last year at the 2021 auction they featured the iconic TEGRIDY license plate. It would have been one of the highest on which a bid would have been made and Governor Polis gave the creators of South Park a ceremonial “TEGRIDY” license plate during a celebration of the TV show‘s anniversary. .
“Last year’s cannabis-themed license plate auction raised over $45,000, supporting Colorado’s disability community. This is a fantastic opportunity to provide grants to non-profit and for-profit organizations that serve people with disabilities. I am thrilled to continue supporting the efforts of the Colorado Disability Funding Committee,” said Lt. Governor Dianne Primavera.
People are bidding for the right to own the use of the configuration of letters and numbers on their Colorado license plate, or the ability to purchase a novelty plate and retain exclusive rights to use the configuration on their Colorado license plate at a later date. They will also have the right to resell the configuration through the Colorado Disability Funding Committee in the future.
Individuals are responsible for paying all standard registration fees, custom plate production fees and any additional fees for a designer background if they do not want the standard white and green license plate .
“The CDFC grant gave Family Voices CO the opportunity to create a pilot project that would allow 12 deafblind children to access their community! This program is the first of its kind in CO, providing intervenor services, outside of the school day,” said Christy Blakely, Director of Family Voices CO, 2021 grant recipient.
Bidding is online and remains open until 4:20 p.m. MT on April 20, 2022. Graphics of license plate configurations in this auction can be found in this folder.
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