FINA Appearance: Federal Budget Shouldn’t Tax Medicine

FEDERAL BUDGET SHOULDN’T TAX MEDICINE OTTAWA, ON – Canadians for Fair Access to Medical Marijuana (CFAMM) will fight for the rights of patients at Parliamentary hearings on the 2018 budget today, arguing against a proposed sin tax on medical cannabis. Appearing before the Standing Committee on Finance, CFAMM representatives will urge MPs to amend Bill…

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Policy

Budget 2018: What it means for medical cannabis

Background In November 2017, the federal government announced a proposal to apply an excise/sin tax to both non-medical and medical cannabis after legalization. The excise tax is proposed to be applied at the rate of $1/gram or 10% of the product price (whichever is greater of the two) in addition to the pre-existing GST/HST sales…

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Budget 2018 Response

PATIENTS OUTRAGED TO SEE MEDICINE TAXED IN FEDERAL BUDGET TORONTO – Canadians for Fair Access to Medical Marijuana (CFAMM) expressed outrage on behalf of patients across Canada after learning the federal budget would apply a sin tax to medical cannabis. CFAMM has been campaigning against the government’s misguided plan to tax medical and recreational cannabis…

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Poll: Majority of Canadians Opposed to Taxing Medical Cannabis

TORONTO – A majority of Canadians are opposed to taxing medical cannabis, a new Environics poll has found. According to the poll conducted in January of 2018, Canadian public opinion on medical cannabis is largely favourable, with nearly eight in ten Canadians supporting cannabis use for medical purposes (78% somewhat or strongly support), and six…

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Advocacy

Patient Groups Unite to Oppose New Government Tax on Medicine

12 national not-for-profits representing AIDS, spondylitis, arthritis, hospice, cardiac, crohn’s and colitis, gastrointestinal, Huntington’s, skin cancer and spondylitis patients among others, as well as pharmacists, united to oppose the Finance Minister’s plan to tax medical cannabis. OTTAWA – Today, united in fierce opposition to the federal Finance Minister’s misguided proposal to apply a sin tax…

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#DontTaxMedicine Campaign Hits 12,000 Letters

Medical cannabis patient campaign fighting a new tax on medical cannabis and targeting Canada’s Minister of Finance far surpasses outreach goal WATERLOO – Today the Canadians for Fair Access to Medical Marijuana (CFAMM)’s Don’t Tax Medicine campaign hit an impressive milestone with over 12,000 patients sending personal messages to their Members of Parliament. Canada’s medical…

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