POP: Taxation for Marijuana Facilities

POP: Yes
Res #: POP 11-17A
Number: 11
Year: 2017
Midterm: No
Expired: No
Responses Received: No
Departments: Saskatchewan Government Relations

WHEREAS section 293(2) of The Municipalities Act states: “the following are exemption from taxation in rural municipalities: … (b) buildings that are used to grow plants in an artificial environment;”

WHEREAS the marijuana facilities being proposed are not only the growing of plants, but also include the processing and packaging of the end product for distribution;

WHEREAS there may be some ambiguity as to the extent of taxation on such a facility, whether it should be partially or wholly exempt;

BE IT RESOLVED that SARM lobby the Ministry of Government Relations and the Saskatchewan Assessment Management Agency to clearly define the parameters for taxation on marijuana facilities within legislation to allow for the portions of these facilities which could be more closely identified as processing rather than Agriculture to be considered taxable. 

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