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Revenue from legal marijuana should go to BC municipalities: Watts

In a YouTube video, Dianne Watts unveils her first policy plank as a candidate for the BC Liberal leadership (Source: youtube.com/watch?v=SG3n77w4zog)

SURREY (NEWS 1130) – A candidate who some perceive as the frontrunner for the Liberal leadership race has unveiled her first official policy plank, and it’s about marijuana.

Dianne Watts says the huge tax revenue windfalls that legal pot is expected to bring to the province, once it is legalized next summer, should be redirected to BC’s municipalities.

“The communities need to have those dollars flowing to those communities. Because they are the ones that are going to be on the frontline. They’re the ones that are going to be dealing with all of the issues. It won’t be the federal government and it won’t be the provincial government.”

Watts is also siding with several local police organizations in calling for the legalization process to be slowed down, as there are still issues surrounding licensing and policing.

“I’ve heard loud and clear from communities right across the province that this needs to be slowed down until these questions are answered.”