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First Nations people with a valid certificate of Indian Status card will not have to pay tax on marijuana sales. (CBC) Brad BellegardeReporter for CBC Indigenous based in Saskatchewan Born and raised in Treaty 4 Territory, he holds an Indian Communication Arts Certificate from the First Nations University of Canada and a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from the University of Regina. Follow him on Twitter @BBellegardeCBC Saskatchewan’s marijuana legislation was announced earlier this week and the province said in an email that it hasn’t made any decision yet regarding a provincial sales tax on marijuana. But according to both the federal and provincial governments, First Nations people with a valid certificate of Indian Status card will be tax exempt when buying marijuana from a business located on reserve land. The federal government has confirmed that any First Nations owned and operated business on reserve land will not have to pay GST/HST on any cannabis products. Although the Indian Act tax exemption will be honoured, the federal government has indicated that does not extend to the excise duties which will be applied to cannabis products. Status First Nations to remain tax exempt on marijuana sales on reserve land

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