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Kelowna chamber gauging how members feel about legalized pot

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The Kelowna Chamber of Commerce wants to know how its members feel about the legalization of marijuana in Canada which takes effect next July.

The chamber has sent out an electronic survey to its members to determine the “business implications of the federally mandated legalization of cannabis.”

It says the feedback will help determine the chamber’s policy position on the matter.

The survey consists of five questions, including where recreational marijuana should be sold. The multiple choice answers to that question include: government-owned and operated retail stores, private retails stores, or online mail order only.

One of the more interesting questions in the survey deals with tax revenue from the sale of recreational marijuana. It asks whether tax revenues should be distributed equally, with one-third going to each level of government, including municipalities.

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau recently said the federal and provincial governments will share the tax revenue from the sale of recreational marijuana equally.

Meanwhile, the provincial government is urging British Columbians to voice their opinions on the legalization of marijuana.

The province said the there’s only one week remaining to fill out an electronic survey that touches on personal possession limits, consumption in public and distribution.

The B.C. government said more than 30,000 British Columbians have completed the survey since it went online on Sept. 25.

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