CHEK: The government says cost recovery will reduce the costs to Canadians, but the Consumer Choice Centre (CCC) says the new fees will just be passed on to consumers.

“Why are they estimating that it will cost over half a billion dollars in expenditure, not including law enforcement costs, to enforce the Cannabis Act?” CCC North American Affairs Manager David Clement said in a statement.

“This raises some serious red flags regarding the overly bureaucratic, and burdensome, framework that has been created in Ottawa. Surely there has to be a way that legalizes cannabis, enacts sensible consumer-focused regulation, without it costing half a billion dollars.”

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