Changes to Cannabis Retailing Place Further Responsibility on Saskatchewan’s Hometowns

October 31, 2019

The Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association (SUMA) continues to call on the provincial government to share a portion of cannabis excise tax revenues as Saskatchewan moves to an open-market system for cannabis retail permits.

“Saskatchewan’s hometowns are on the front lines of cannabis legalization, responsible for developing and enforcing rules around cannabis production, sales, and consumption,” said SUMA President Gordon Barnhart. “An open-market retail system places further responsibility on Saskatchewan’s hometowns, responsibility that the provincial government has failed to recognize with a share of cannabis excise tax revenues.”

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