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Nevada’s marijuana taxes set another monthly record

November 18, 2018 — Nevada’s marijuana taxes raked in $8.1 million in August, setting another monthly record. That’s $3.2 million more than in August last year. For July and August, Taxation Director Bill Anderson said the wholesale pot tax has come in more than double the amount it brought

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Unofficial results: El Dorado County voters say ‘yes’ to cannabis questions, ‘no’ to TOT increase

November 7, 2018 — With turnout over 50 percent, El Dorado County voters have given a strong endorsement to legalized cannabis while slamming the door on a proposed tax increase on hotel stays, according to unofficial election results. Voters overwhelmingly voted "yes" on each of the five cannabis-related questions

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El Dorado County sheriff weighs in on county cannabis questions

November 1, 2018 — PLACERVILLE, Calif. — Speaking at the candidates' forum earlier this month Sheriff John D'Agostini encouraged members of the audience to vote "no" on the five different measures on the November ballot that would allow the growing and recreational sale of cannabis in the county. Placed

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Bank drops attempted takeover of Bijou Shopping Center in South Lake Tahoe

October 19, 2018 — U.S. Bank has dropped an attempted takeover of the Bijou Shopping Center thanks to the building's new owner making good on a defaulted loan held by the previous owner. An attorney for the bank requested the case be dismissed without prejudice Wednesday, just two days

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South Lake Tahoe City Council moves forward with revised cannabis regulations

October 17, 2018 — At one point it seemed that South Lake Tahoe's revised cannabis regulations were about to go up in smoke. After a brief recess, attempted lobbying at the dais and another round of debate, City Council landed on a decision. With a pair of 4-1 votes,

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Lake Tahoe weather: Windy conditions to start week

October 15, 2018 — Strong winds have triggered a lake wind advisory through Monday morning on Lake Tahoe. The advisory will last until 11 a.m. Winds blowing from east to northeast will range from 10 to 20 mph with gusts as strong as 35 mph, according to the National

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Large unknown looms in future of South Lake Tahoe cannabis regulations

October 10, 2018 — After more than three hours of conversation Monday, stakeholders made apparent progress on new cannabis regulations for the city, but one critical detail remains unknown...

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South Lake Tahoe City Council subcommittee to host forum on cannabis

October 5, 2018 — A City Council subcommittee will hold a public forum Monday morning to discuss substantive changes to city’s sidelined cannabis ordinance. The forum comes after backers of a referendum effort learned on Sept. 28 that they turned in more than enough valid signatures, and after City

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Referendum backers submit signatures; South Lake Tahoe marijuana regulations delayed (updated)

September 19, 2018 — Supporters of a referendum on South Lake Tahoe's cannabis ordinance submitted enough signatures Wednesday to temporarily prevent the regulations from taking effect. The development marks the latest turn in the ongoing cannabis saga in the city. Proponents of the referendum say their effort is intended

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Feds approve importation of pot drug for tremor study

September 18, 2018 — SAN DIEGO — In a rare move, the U.S. government has approved the importation of marijuana extracts from Canada for a clinical trial, highlighting a new avenue for American researchers who have long had trouble obtaining the drug for medical studies. The University of California

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Referendum seeks to put South Lake Tahoe cannabis regulations on ballot

September 14, 2018 — An effort to put the city of South Lake Tahoe’s recently approved cannabis regulations before voters is underway, but some community members are raising concerns about misleading information being distributed by low-level members of the campaign.

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Many California marijuana products failing safety tests

September 11, 2018 — LOS ANGELES — Nearly 20 percent of marijuana products in California have failed tests for potency and purity since the state started requiring the checks on July 1, a failure rate some in the industry say has more to do with unrealistic standards and technical

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Growing legal hurdles for Tahoe Wellness and its executive director

September 4, 2018 — The summer has brought a series of legal setbacks for South Lake Tahoe’s only cannabis dispensary and its executive director, who remains confident that he and his business will prevail.

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Nevada’s 1st year of pot sales beats forecast by 40 percent

August 30, 2018 — RENO, Nev. — The first full year of legal marijuana sales in Nevada exceeded expectations by 40 percent, state tax officials said Tuesday. Taxable pot sales statewide totaled $529.9 million and raised nearly $70 million in tax revenue, including $27.5 million for schools, the Nevada

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Pot taxes pick up in California but still far off target

August 16, 2018 — LOS ANGELES — When it comes to the taxman, California’s legal pot market is off to a sluggish start. Marijuana cultivation and excise tax collections hit $48 million between April and June, state officials announced Wednesday. That’s a jump from the prior three months but

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California could reshape pot rules as legal market struggles

August 15, 2018 — LOS ANGELES — The nation’s largest legal marijuana market is struggling. Illicit sales continue to thrive. A shaky supply chain has customers looking at barren shelves in some shops. There are testing problems. And a proposal to allow home marijuana deliveries in cities that have

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5 cannabis measures heading to November ballot in El Dorado County

July 22, 2018 — After Proposition 64 passed in California two years ago, El Dorado County voters will have the chance to take a stand on cannabis once again this fall. Five cannabis regulation measures will head to the ballot this November, after a 5-0 approval at Tuesday's El

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Trump signals support for states deciding if pot is legal

June 8, 2018 — LOS ANGELES — President Donald Trump said Friday that he was inclined to support a bipartisan effort in Congress to ease the U.S. ban on marijuana, a proposal that would dramatically reshape the nation’s legal landscape for pot users and businesses. The federal ban that

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Glut of marijuana in Oregon is cautionary tale, experts say

May 31, 2018 — PORTLAND, Ore. — When Oregon lawmakers created the state’s legal marijuana program, they had one goal in mind above all else: to convince illicit pot growers to leave the black market. That meant low barriers for entering the industry that also targeted long-standing medical marijuana

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California Senate supports state-backed bank for pot money

May 30, 2018 — SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California lawmakers moved Wednesday to create a state-backed bank to handle the billions of dollars flowing from the newly legal recreational marijuana market. The world’s largest legal recreational marijuana economy, created under a law that took effect this year, is projected to

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