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Canadian Cities Demand a Piece of the Marijuana Pie
Author: Jon Hiltz  10/11/2017 - 22:21:00

In a letter dated and sent to Finance Minister Bill Morneau on Nov. 2, the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) asked the feds for a portion of marijuana tax revenue. 

While the federal and provincial governments quarrel over their fair share of cannabis revenue after prohibition ends in July, the coalition of Canadian cities argue they need revenue to help cover the costs associated with legalization. 

“Municipalities cover almost 60 percent of Canada’s policing costs,” said FCM president Jenny Gerbasi in the letter. “Preparing the bulk of Canada’s police forces to enforce new cannabis rules with appropriate training, systems, and resources is a massive and costly undertaking.” 

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