Alberta Students Ask Province to Spend Any Marijuana Taxes on Mental Health

Some University of Alberta graduate students want the province to roll any tax revenue raised from the legal sale of marijuana into mental-health and addictions programs.

Student Advocates for Public Health say such programs are badly underfunded at a time when substance abuse is costing the province’s health-care system about $1 billion a year.

“We are calling on Alberta’s NDP government to reinvest 100 per cent of cannabis sales tax revenue into Alberta’s addiction and mental-health strategy,” group spokeswoman Stephanie Wilkes said Thursday.

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