Small towns say they’re shortchanged by fund for switch to legal pot

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Small-town Southwestern Ontario is pushing back against Ontario’s plan to cushion the fallout of legal marijuana with money, saying the funding formula puts small centres at a big disadvantage. The province recently announced the second instalment that municipalities will get from a $40-million fund to help cover costs stemming from the roll-out of recreational marijuana use, including police enforcement, over the next two years.

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