A piece of the (pot) pie
As more and more details are released by the federal government about the impending marijuana legalization, more and more questions are being raised by its municipal counterparts. The Government of Canada has now agreed to a 75/25 revenue split, so the provinces and territories receive the bulk of the funds generated by pot sales, but the municipalities want to know how those funds will be dispersed.
Edmonton mayor Don Iveson is proposing the monies go towards the additional policing that will be required to offset this new line in the budget and other big city mayors agree. Read more here.