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Recommended Practice for Selling Cannabis Accessories and Paraphernalia

There are many questions being raised about the sale of cannabis-related products in Canada. The purpose of this article is to clarify for convenience store retailers the current legal environment regarding these products and to identify what the Western Convenience Stores Association (WCSA) recommends as best practices regarding their sale.

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Convenience Stores Key to the Successful Legalization of Cannabis

In July 2018, the federal government will legalize the production and distribution of cannabis. Between now and then, the provinces and territories will have to decide how to adapt to this legislation.

Whether or not one agrees with legalization, everyone can agree that when it happens, the systems that the provinces put in place should promote the goals of legalization that, if [...]

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Convenience Stores raise $82,500 for Children's Wish Foundation

This year, the Canadian Convenience Stores Association (CCSA) was proud to present a cheque for $82,500 to the Children’s Wish Foundation, which was raised during the first National Convenience Store Day.

Convenience Store Day was launched in Atlantic Canada in 2012. This year [...]

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Celebrate National C-Store Day August 30, 2017

Retailers, customers and politicians to celebrate C-Store Day on August 30th
Sixth annual event to recognize convenience stores, support Children’s Wish goes national

TORONTO, ONTARIO (June 27, 2017) An annual event started in Atlantic Canada to celebrate the contributions that convenience store retailers make to the communities they serve will go Canada-wide for the first time on [...]

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What do Higher Minimum Wages Mean for You?

This summer, the Government of Ontario will follow Alberta by proposing a minimum wage increase to $15 per hour.

The increase in Alberta will be incremental, rising to $13.60 on October 1, 2017 and again to $15.00 on October 1, 2018. Ontario is already scheduled for an increase in October and Bill 148 proposes another to bring the minimum to $15.00. We are concerned that other [...]