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Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi speaks to reporters about the federal budget on Tuesday. Nenshi said he was happy to see funding for opioid addiction treatment. (Colin Hall/CBC) Should cannabis tax revenues flow from the federal to provincial to municipal governments as expected, Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi says the city will be able to cover the cost of enforcement once recreational marijuana is legalized later this year. “It was important to note we did hear from the minister of finance that the intent of the tax split on cannabis is really that those revenues are supposed to flow to municipalities and local communities,” Nenshi told reporters Tuesday while responding to the federal budget. “We just want to highlight that for the province of Alberta, that we are expecting that we will be able to more than cover the costs of enforcement, which largely come to the City of Calgary going forward.” ​Budget documents released Tuesday say “It is the federal government’s expectation that a substantial portion of the revenues from this tax room provided to provinces and territories will be transferred to municipalities and local communities, who are on the front lines of legalization.” Cannabis tax revenue will cover cost of marijuana enforcement in Calgary, says Nenshi

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