Ottawa to skim minimum $1 per gram in Pot tax, Cities demand a cut

The federal government’s plan to legalize marijuana has already generated a spat with the provinces over how potentially lucrative tax revenue will be divided.

Now a new player has entered the fray: Canada’s cities are demanding they be given a share of the revenue pie to help cover costs associated with legalization.

In a letter from the Federation of Canadian Municipalities to Finance Minister Bill Morneau, Canada’s cities say they also want the federal government to cover start-up costs of transitioning to a new regime.

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