Listen up if you like your weed.
When pot becomes legal in this country next July—-you’ll be paying for the weed—and the taxman.
MP Joel Lightbound says they’ll be charged at least 1-dollar for every gram—-AND the GST:
“Our proposal is an excise tax on all cannabis products. 50-cents per gram for the federal government–and 50-cents per gram for the province–or 5-percent of the sale price–whichever is higher. This framework is part of our ongoing efforts–to develop a co-ordinated approach with provinces to legalize and restrict access to cannabis. We invite people to review our proposal–and submit their comments….”
Here in Alberta—weed is going to be sold both “in store”–and online….
In person—-private retailers will be handling things—-but the government will be handling online sales..
Adults will only be able to possess 30 grams of pot—with only four marijuana plants in each home—–and you have to be at least 18 to buy or use the stuff.
In the meantime–police are getting training for roadside pot-impairment tests.