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A Canadian Province Has Hit It’s Cannabis Retailers With A 6% ‘Social Cost’ Tax

The Manitoba government plans to begin collecting the markup in January

Cannabis retailers in Manitoba will be slapped with a six per cent levy to cover the province’s “social costs” of legalizing the drug.

The Manitoba government plans to begin collecting the markup, which it defines as a “social responsibility fee,” this January, the province announced on Thursday.

The new revenue stream would ensure retailers share in the social costs of public education, safety, health and addictions, the provincial news release said.

 

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