Provinces, feds to debate price tag on legal pot
Governments from across the country will meet next month to debate a key question about Canada’s eventual recreational-marijuana market — how much should users pay for their pot? Federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau says cannabis taxation will be on the agenda when he meets with his provincial and territorial counterparts. Morneau says the Trudeau government has begun designing a taxation regime — but he insists the top concerns for Ottawa remain getting weed out of the hands of young Canadians and the black market. He’s been adamant that maximizing federal revenues will not be the priority when it comes to pot and he’s suggested the feds favour keeping prices competitive in order to wipe out the illegal market.