According to CBC News By Dave Dormer: As far as Alberta’s finance minister is concerned, the federal government can stick its proposed marijuana tax revenue sharing plan in a pipe and smoke it.
The provinces should get all — or a majority — of the tax revenue from sales when marijuana is legalized next year, Finance Minister Joe Ceci told reporters Friday.
“I’m not sure what the federal government is smoking but I can tell you … this is not going to work for Alberta,” he said.
“The federal government must be smoking something to think it will work for the provinces. It’s unacceptable.”
A proposed federal revenue framework announced Friday calls for marijuana to be taxed at $1 a gram or 10 per cent of the final retail price, whichever is higher, with revenues split evenly between the federal government the provinces and territories.