The Canadian Chamber of Commerce’s National Cannabis Working Group asked the federal government to cancel a regulatory fee equal to 2.3% of companies’ annual revenues for the next three quarters to allow companies to recover from COVID-19.
- The federal government also collects a 25% share of cannabis excise tax (75% of which goes to the provinces). Between April 2019 and March 2020, Ottawa’s share of excise taxes was $32M. That number will increase as Ontario’s dozens of new REC stores begin coming online.
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- After having his complaint dismissed, a Newfoundland man fired for using MED off the clock is headed back to arbitration after the Court of Appeal found his employers failed in their duty to accommodate him.
- An unconscious Canadian man was found in the Detroit river with 265 pounds of “suspected marijuana” attached to his body by a tow cord. Glen Mousseau was previously arrested May 10 and told police he used a submarine to carry drugs across the border.