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2020 presidential candidates line up behind legalization of cannabis

March 11, 2019 — LOS ANGELES — A growing list of Democratic presidential contenders want the U.S. government to legalize marijuana, reflecting a nationwide shift as more Americans look favorably on cannabis. Making marijuana legal at the federal level is the “smart thing to do,” says California Sen. Kamala

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South Lake Tahoe to start accepting cannabis business applications March 11

February 13, 2019 — SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — After more than a year of debate that involved a prior regulatory attempt being subjected to a referendum, City Council on Tuesday adopted regulations allowing adult use cannabis businesses to legally operate within the city. The regulations would allow a

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California lawmakers seek tax cuts for sluggish pot industry

January 28, 2019 — SAN FRANCISCO — A group of Democratic state lawmakers and one Republican colleague on Monday proposed slashing taxes to jump-start California’s sluggish legal marijuana marketplace. Democratic Assemblyman Rob Bonta of Oakland, Democratic state Treasurer Fiona Ma and three other Assembly members said at a news

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Dispute over delivery rules riles California’s legal cannabis market

January 19, 2019 — LOS ANGELES — California has finalized its rules governing the nation’s largest legal marijuana market, a milestone coming more than a year after the state broadly legalized cannabis sales for adults. But a dispute over home deliveries into communities that ban pot sales could end

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Pot deliveries OK’d into California communities that ban sales

January 17, 2019 — LOS ANGELES — California endorsed a rule Wednesday that will allow home marijuana deliveries statewide, even into communities that have banned commercial pot sales. The regulation by the state Bureau of Cannabis Control was opposed by police chiefs and other critics who predict it will

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City Council to consider cannabis ordinance; Tahoe Wellness Cooperative hoping to settle lawsuit

January 14, 2019 — A settlement proposal to terminate a lawsuit between South Lake Tahoe's only legal cannabis business and the city fell short Tuesday, but the discussion did spark a slight bit of optimism. City Council met in closed session to consider the proposal put forward by Tahoe

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Nevada marijuana tax far ahead of projection

January 5, 2019 — Nevada’s marijuana taxes generated nearly half of projected annual revenue in just a third of the fiscal year. Through the first four months of fiscal 2019, total tax revenue from the pot taxes was $31.72 million, more than 45 percent of what was projected in

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California’s legal cannabis marketplace: By the numbers

January 1, 2019 — LOS ANGELES — After one year of broad legal sales, California’s marijuana marketplace remains in transition, as companies adapt to new rules and illegal operators continue to flourish. A snapshot of the emerging legal economy: Estimated 2018 sales at licensed dispensaries and delivery services: $2.5

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Year 1 a mixed bag for businesses in California’s pot market

December 30, 2018 — Some companies are doing well, especially those with deep pockets that can handle the market’s twists and turns. But many are not. And some, like Blatz’s company, already are casualties.

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South Lake Tahoe City Council to consider cannabis regulations in January

December 28, 2018 — SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — The new year will start much like 2018 did with regards to cannabis policy: a work in progress. The newly configured City Council considered the latest draft of a revised cannabis ordinance earlier this month. Similar to previous drafts, it

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Higher percentage of California pot passing safety tests

December 16, 2018 — A higher percentage of California marijuana products are passing strict safety tests, but the sudden closing of a lab that state authorities found wasn't correctly checking for pesticides has raised new questions about the system intended to protect the purity and potency of legal cannabis.

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Regulators: Pot deliveries can be made throughout California

December 10, 2018 — SAN FRANCISCO — California regulators on Friday said marijuana deliveries can be made anywhere in the state, even in locales that ban cannabis. Law enforcement groups and the California League of Cities opposed the move, arguing that pot deliveries to places that ban cannabis erodes

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Nevada Supreme Court dismisses marijuana distribution case

December 3, 2018 — The Nevada Supreme Court has finally put an end to the battle over who is legally allowed to distribute marijuana, saying the issue is now moot. The original ballot initiative legalizing recreational pot specified that the only businesses that could be licensed to distribute the

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Nevada Medical Marijuana Card Benefits & More | NuggMD

November 19, 2018 — Sponsored Content Editor's note: This content is sponsored by NuggMD Access the Benefits and Savings of Nevada Medical Marijuana from Home Ballot Question 9 Explained If your state government has a staunch anti-marijuana view but you disagree, what do you do? NuggMD gets this question

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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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