The federal Department of Finance issued its long-awaited legislative and regulatory proposals for the taxation of cannabis in November 2017, delivering on a Liberal...Read More Unresolved issues for cannabis excise duties
The looming legalization of cannabis pushes policy-makers to focus on cannabis taxation as a means to either raise revenues, curb the illicit market or...Read More Don’t overlook product substitution when taxing cannabis
D’aucuns ont redécouvert le bel ouvrage de Baudelaire sur les effets et risques de la consommation d’opium et de haschisch, intitulé Les Paradis artificiels....Read More La logique financière imposera sa loi au marché du cannabis
La légalisation du cannabis, le 17 octobre prochain, mettra fin au régime de prohibition instauré au 20e siècle dans l’espoir de contrer la consommation de...Read More Perspectives économiques de la légalisation du cannabis
Once recreational cannabis becomes legal in Canada, the central question is whether the provincial retail markets will succeed in competing with the black market....Read More Which provinces will get cannabis retail sales right?
Alberta was the first province to begin its policy development for cannabis legalization. In June 2016, the government began by commissioning a massive evidence...Read More Positioning Alberta as Canada’s cannabis leader
Provinces and the federal government have no shortage of disputes about fiscal federalism, such as with equalization and appropriate federal transfers for healthcare. Once...Read More Divvying up government cannabis revenues will be tricky
Much of the recent policy discussion around cannabis has focused on ways to develop and price legal pot to compete with — and undermine...Read More Will medical cannabis undercut the recreational market?
Rarely a day passes where there isn’t a story about a new cannabis company emerging, a funding round closing or a company going public....Read More Deploying capital wisely in the cannabis craze