The RCCBC Code of Conduct outlines specific standards of conduct for members with respect to the manner in which they deal with other members and the public at large.
All RCCBC members agree to adhere to this code as a condition of membership.
Members of the RCCBC demonstrate their commitment to the profession, to their community, and to their peers by pledging to uphold and abide by the following standards:
Act with Integrity and be Lawful
We shall conduct ourselves and our businesses with integrity and in an honest and dignified manner, and in adherence to federal, provincial, and municipal bylaws that may have been established.
Positivity and Professionalism
Given the high visibility of the cannabis industry, the stigmas we seek to undermine, and the scrutiny under which we operate, we commit to appearing and acting professionally in order to reflect a positive image for the industry and promote our profession.
Follow Provincial and Municipal Requirements
Recognizing the value of maintaining a higher standard, RCCBC members will guide their operations by provincial and municipal retail operating requirements and guidelines.
Empower People through Education
We will strive to educate ourselves, our staff, and our clients about the most current research and best practices available to the industry.
Safe and Educational Working Environments
We agree that safety, training and education are of the utmost importance in maintaining a professional workforce. We pledge to provide for the safety and training of employees to ensure a healthy work environment. We will endeavour to grow our workforce through training and employee development.
Honesty and Transparency
We shall conduct ourselves in an honest and transparent manner by respecting our communities and the people we serve.
Meet all Licensing Requirements
We shall obtain and maintain provincial and municipal licenses required by applicable provincial and local law to engage in any aspect of the retail cannabis industry.
Support Relevant Political Activity
We recognize the precarious nature of the existing laws and regulations and pledge to support political activity that advances the legitimization of the industry — both through their support of the RCCBC and through support of local efforts.
We support advertising that reflects positively on the cannabis industry and complies with all federal, provincial and municipal regulations, as well as truth – in – advertising standards.
Members Support Members
We shall treat RCCBC members with respect, honour, and good faith. Members shall voice their concerns about other members or the products they offer in a professional and constructive way within the organization in order to avoid conflicts of interest and anti-competitive behaviour.