Cities want a third of cannabis excise tax revenues

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Canada’s cities say they want in on the federal government’s proposed excise tax on cannabis sales in Canada because they’ll have to bear the brunt of enforcement on the “front lines.” The Federation of Canadian Municipalities is asking that a full third of the proceeds of the Liberal government’s proposed excise tax go to municipalities, […]

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