Patrick Brown slams province’s cannabis revenue model as Brampton council defers pot shop decisionPosted by On



Brampton Mayor Patrick Brown thinks the province and federal government should fully compensate municipalities for additional costs incurred from cannabis legalization.

Council considered a staff report recommending Brampton allow cannabis retail stores at its Dec. 5 committee of council meeting, but ultimately decided to push the decision to a later date to allow for more study and public consultation.

“Right now, the federal and provincial governments are going to get a windfall of revenue with the legalization of marijuana … But municipal treasuries who are cash strapped, how are they going to pay for the policing costs?” Brown told reporters after council voted to defer its decision.


“We’re being thrown into a situation where they’re…



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