Marijuana missteps – a taxing situation

By Rachel Herscovici, Windsor Law J.D. Candidate 2020

As with all good things, medical marijuana must be subject to a tax.

And taxes are an excellent way at evaluating what a country values.

Specifically, I am referring to the taxation of medical marijuana and the implications under the new Cannabis Act. In other words, another tax on disability.

Medical marijuana users represent a noteworthy proportion of people with disabilities in Canada.

As of September 2018, approximately 342,103 Canadians were registered with licensed marijuana producers and approximately 25,447 operations were licensed to grow their own supply of medical marijuana. Licensed providers have sold approximately 1,755 kilograms of dried cannabis to licensed users, providing a lot of medicine to a lot of people.

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