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Canadian Government Proposes Pot Tax of $1 Per Gram
Author: Jon Hiltz 10/11/2017 - 17:46:00

In a news conference held Friday morning, the Canadian Government announced a proposed tax of at least $1 per gram on all cannabis sales, following legalization in July 2018. 

The motion, if adopted, would start with an excise tax of $1 per gram or 10 percent of the retail price, whichever is higher. This levy would be paid for by the manufacturer and incorporated into the final price of the product. On top of that charge, consumers would be required to pay the traditional Goods and Services Tax (GST) at the point of sale. 

In an example provided by the Department of Finance, if 1 gram of dried cannabis sells for $8 wholesale, after the $1 excise duty and then applicable GST, each gram of pot would cost approximately $10.17 at retail. Customers will see the GST added at checkout. 

All revenue under this proposal would be divided equally between the federal government and the provinces. 

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