Could Canadians find cannabis at the corner store once it is legalized for the adult-use market? If the Western Convenience Stores Association ("WCSA") has its way the answer will be "yes". In its written submission to the Standing Committee on Health regarding Bill C-45, the Cannabis Act, the WCSA has indicated that "convenience stores should be allowed to sell [cannabis] … [Read more...] about Convenience Stores Association Lobbies Government For Permission to Sell Cannabis
On July 31, 2017, the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU) released a position paper in response to the Ontario government's open consultation on cannabis legalization. The position paper lobbies for government-owned cannabis retail in Ontario, "similar to the model that exists today for alcohol distribution". While this is not a surprising position for OPSEU to … [Read more...] about OPSEU’s Faulty Arguments for Government-Owned Cannabis Retail
Edmonton City Council voted 10 - 0 (with three Councillors absent) to amend an existing zoning bylaw to make provision for future storefront cannabis retail establishments, as well for cannabis lounges within the City of Edmonton. The bylaw, as amended, now includes the following under the heading "Commercial Uses" Cannabis Production and Distribution means development … [Read more...] about Storefront Cannabis Retail Coming to Edmonton?