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January 27, 2023

Legal Cannabis Stores in Canada Still Competing with Illegal Online Sellers Though Change is in the Air

Since legalization, licensed cannabis stores in Canada have faced competition from the illicit cannabis market, particular illegal online cannabis stores. So called “MOMs” (Mail Order Marijuana) […]
January 24, 2023

BC Liquor Manufacturers Urge Feds to Freeze 2023 Alcohol Excise Tax Hike

The federal alcohol excise tax will increase by 6.3% on April 1, 2023, and rightfully, Canada’s liquor manufacturers are concerned. In 2017, the Trudeau government introduced […]
January 23, 2023

Annual Liquor Store Business Plan Targets – A Liquor Licensing Consultant May Be Key

This early in a new fiscal year, your BC liquor store business plan is not much more than a series of hopes and wishes. You’ve decided […]
January 17, 2023

2022 Canadian Cannabis Survey Results Highlights

Since cannabis legalization on October 18, 2018, Health Canada has conducted an annual Canadian Cannabis Survey. The survey helps the government assess the impact of legalization, […]
December 20, 2022

Is Buying a BC Liquor Store License a Good Idea During Inflation or Recession?

Buying a liquor license isn’t a license to print money; however, if you’re going to take a chance on starting a new retail business during the […]

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