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Medical marijuana commission meets

Adam Jensen
ajensen@tahoedailytribune.com

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – A commission convened to look at an ordinance surrounding medical marijuana cultivation in South Lake Tahoe met for the second time on Wednesday.

The commission worked through issues regarding how to make medical marijuana cultivation operations compliant with existing building and fire codes. A building permit is likely going to be required for cultivation operations once they reach a certain threshold, under the commission’s recommendations.

The threshold was initially expected to be 1,200 watts, but there was discussion on Wednesday about changing it to 16 amps.

The commission is expected to make recommendations to the South Lake Tahoe City Council next month.

The council will ultimately decide how the city moves forward regarding medical marijuana cultivation.

The commission is scheduled to meet Sept. 23 at 3 p.m. The meetings are open to the public.

Although the first two meetings of the commission have occurred in city council chambers at Lake Tahoe Airport, the venue may change for the third meeting. The new location for the meeting was unknown on Wednesday.


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