Citing a lack of cost recovery to date for legalization of cannabis, the City of Saskatoon’s Randy Grauer admits the normal business licensing fee is $125 dollars for a new license and $85 for an annual renewal. The General Manager of the Community Services Department says the proposed license fee for cannabis related businesses is substantively higher, but reflects the city’s existing cost profile to administer this new and very complex business. And the smaller number of businesses involved. The city is considering a $20,000 licensing fee for a shop’s first year of operation, and a $10,000 renewal charge. The proposed fee is in a report going to committee today (weds).