Adult-themed magazines, video movies and video games are included in various laws classified as Age Restricted Products.
It is against the law to sell age-restricted products to minors. These laws vary depending on the location in Canada and the product. The retailer can be subject to prosecution for breaking the laws and risks being disallowed certain product offerings.
A CCSA member found in breach of the law will have their membership rescinded.
CCSA members adhere to a professional code of conduct reflecting the responsibility that convenience store operators have both to the law as well as the local community.
If a product is determined to be restricted to minors it would not sold to minors. This however can create a merchandising challenge for the retailer and the preferred operational standard is to not display sensitive publications or products too openly or in such a way to allow easy access or review.
Appreciating that many of these products are popular for certain customers, and profit generators for the convenience store operator, CCSA promotes the point that they act in a mature and responsible manner at all times.