As currently proposed, the Canadian Cannabis Excise Tax will create an excessive economic burden on many sick and disabled Canadians. In many cases, it will add an additional $1000 or year or more to the existing federal taxes. The stated rationale for this tax is that recreational users may claim to be medical users in order to avoid the excise tax on recreational marijuana. This rationale, however, cannot be appropriately applied to Cannabidiol (CBD) oil, because CBD is not psychotropic, and CBD oil has no potential for recreational use. Therefore, adding an excise tax to CBD oils that contain only small amounts of THC, serves no purpose other than to create an additional financial burden of sick and disabled Canadians.
If you agree, please e-mail the Department of Finance Canada at firstname.lastname@example.org and tell them:
Exempt CBD oils that contain less than 3mg/ml of THC from the Canadian Cannabis Excise Tax. Taxing Low-THC CBD oils is unfair and unnecessary.
The Department of Finance will accept comments on the proposed tax until 7 December 2017 and you can view the entire proposal here: http://www.fin.gc.ca/n17/data/17-114_1-eng.asp
Let the Canadian Department of Finance know what you think about the proposed excise tax. Feel free to quote or draw on any part of this blog post, if that is helpful. Also feel free to share this post with anyone who may be interested.
For more details on why CBD should be exempted, see below:
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