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Rolling Out Legal Weed Comes With a High Price Tag for Canada

Rolling Out Legal Weed Comes With a High Price Tag for Canada

Rolling Out Legal Weed Comes With a High Price Tag for Canada

Enforcing Canada’s new legal weed comes with a high price tag. The federal government will spend C$546 million ($426 million) over the next five years to implement its new cannabis laws, according to the latest budget forecast.

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Cannabis Should Mean More than Taxes

$3,098,866,907 – that’s a lot of bread. In fact, that figure is more than twice as much as the entire 2013 budget for the Small Business Administration, according to NerdWallet. That $3 billion figure came from a study conducted by the aforementioned personal finance site; $3 billion represents the amount of revenue the United States would see from taxes every year if marijuana were legalized throughout the country.


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