Taxing Medical Cannabis Hurts All Canadians
The Government of Canada must eliminate all taxes on medical cannabis. Unlike other medicines, medical cannabis is taxed out of moral judgment, greed, and government overreach. Taxing medical cannabis harms vulnerable Canadians who are in need of medical treatment, and they need our help right now.
Many medical cannabis patients are struggling with the costs of healthcare, and these unjust taxes make it harder to afford their medicine. Over-taxing leads to under-dosing, it forces desperate patients into the unregulated black market, and it adds stress on our public health system -- a cost that is passed on to all taxpayers.
It’s likely that taxes on medical cannabis are hurting you or someone you love. Seniors, veterans, and sick children are among the hundreds of thousands of ordinary Canadians who rely on medical cannabis every day. By placing unjust taxes on medicine, our Government is hurting people they should be helping.
The 2019 Federal Budget is due to be announced by the Finance Minister at the end of February. Parliament has the opportunity to remove these taxes before the 2019 Budget is finalized. Call on your elected representatives right now, and tell them to remove all taxes on medical cannabis before the budget announcement.
Stand with patients and tell our government: Don’t Tax Medicine! Write a letter to your local MP, provincial MPP/MLA, and members of the House Standing Committee on Finance, urging them to remove all taxes on medical cannabis.
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Let Canadian medical cannabis patients know you stand with them, and call on your elected officials to do the right thing.