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New monthly high for Nevada pot sales; top projections again

May 23, 2018 — RENO, Nev. — Nevada marijuana sales continue to outpace projections, reaching the highest monthly total in March since recreational sales became legal last July. The Nevada Department of Taxation said Wednesday taxable sales of adult-use marijuana topped $41 million in March, a 16 percent increase

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Tahoe Wellness Cooperative exec turns in signatures for cannabis ballot measure

May 18, 2018 — After countless hours of meetings and workshops on cannabis, South Lake Tahoe City Council's work on an ordinance might all have been for nothing — that is, if a certain initiative makes it onto the ballot and passes this November. On Wednesday, Tahoe Wellness Cooperative's

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California has slow start to marijuana tax collections

May 11, 2018 — LOS ANGELES — So far, there’s been no tax windfall from legal marijuana in California. Broad legal sales kicked off on Jan. 1, and state officials had estimated that California would bank $175 million from cultivation and excise taxes by the end of June. But

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Letter: South Lake Tahoe City Council needs to quit stalling on cannabis (opinion)

May 10, 2018 — You think the City Council could realize that legal cannabis sales here is going to help bring in money from taxes on sales. It will help subsidize our roads, fire etc. They need to quit dragging their feet on cannabis and stop spending money trying

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Americans reflect on legal pot ahead of 420 holiday

April 20, 2018 — America’s marijuana supporters have a lot to celebrate on this 420 holiday : Thirty states have legalized some form of medical marijuana, according to a national advocacy group. Nine of those states and Washington, D.C., also have broad legalization where adults 21 and older can

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South Lake Tahoe to allow two cannabis microbusinesses

April 20, 2018 — South Lake Tahoe City Council has provided direction on a mostly-complete ordinance governing commercial cannabis, but a few big decisions still need to be made by the electeds. At Tuesday's meeting, City Council opted to permit two retail cannabis operations and two indoor cultivations less

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South Lake Tahoe City Council to discuss cannabis, VHRs, city leadership

April 16, 2018 — City Council is in store for a long day Tuesday, April 17. From vacation home rentals to cannabis to city leadership searches, there are plenty of complicated and polarizing subjects on the council agenda. Council will once again address the issue of forming regulations for

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California pot regulators send cease order to 954 businesses

April 9, 2018 — DENVER (AP) — Nearly 1,000 individual cannabis businesses have been sent cease-and-desist letters or emails by California regulators during an ongoing enforcement process, a first step in a long effort to ensure the state’s industry is fully regulated and operating like those in more mature

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US seizes pot-growing houses in Northern California tied to China-based criminals

April 4, 2018 — SACRAMENTO — Hundreds of federal and local law enforcement agents have seized roughly 100 Northern California houses purchased with money wired to the United States by a Chinese-based crime organization and used to grow massive amounts of marijuana illegally, authorities said Wednesday. The raids culminate

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Truckee inches closer to allowing commercial cannabis delivery services

April 1, 2018 — A proposal to allow commercial cannabis delivery services in the town of Truckee inched closer to reality Tuesday, March 27, after some headway was made on the issue. The Truckee Planning Commission agreed on a number of conditions for delivery services that should help shape

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California, other marijuana-friendly states want meeting with Attorney General Jeff Sessions

March 30, 2018 — LOS ANGELES — California, Oregon and other marijuana-friendly states are seeking a meeting with U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions in hopes of resolving the conflict between federal and state laws that has left the nation’s cannabis industry in legal limbo. Marijuana is illegal at the

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No draft cannabis ordinance at South Lake Tahoe City Council meeting as expected

March 30, 2018 — South Lake Tahoe City Council made some progress on an ordinance allowing commercial cannabis at a special meeting on Tuesday, March 27, despite urging from the chief of police for a ban of all recreational cannabis businesses within the city until the industry is "proven

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California regulators target web ads for illegal pot shops

March 28, 2018 — LOS ANGELES (AP) — Weedmaps is a go-to website for people looking to find a marijuana shop. With a few clicks on a cellphone, customers can find virtually any type of cannabis product, along with the fastest route to the place selling it and ratings

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Nevada marijuana sales fall in January, remain ahead of projections

March 26, 2018 — LAS VEGAS — Recreational marijuana sales hit $32.8 million in Nevada in January, outpacing the state’s projections but falling short of the $35.8 million sold in December. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports the state published the most recent statistics last week, and sales numbers for

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California could cut pot taxes to lure legal users

March 17, 2018 — SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Less than three months after California launched legal marijuana sales for adults, the state could consider temporarily slashing hefty tax rates that some say are driving buyers into the black market. Growers and sellers in the nation's largest legal marketplace have been

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Pot tourists can smoke it where they buy it in San Francisco

March 15, 2018 — SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The smoke was thick and business brisk at the Barbary Coast Dispensary’s marijuana smoking lounge, a darkened room that resembles a steakhouse or upscale sports tavern with its red leather seats, deep booths with high dividers, and hardwood floors. “There’s nothing

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Sessions: US prosecutors won’t take on small-time pot cases

March 11, 2018 — WASHINGTON — Federal prosecutors won’t take on small-time marijuana cases, despite the Justice Department’s decision to lift an Obama-era policy that discouraged U.S. authorities from cracking down on the pot trade in states where the drug is legal, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Saturday. Federal

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States mull ‘sanctuary’ status for marijuana businesses

March 6, 2018 — JUNEAU, Alaska — Taking a cue from the fight over immigration, some states that have legalized marijuana are considering providing so-called sanctuary status for licensed pot businesses, hoping to protect the fledgling industry from a shift in federal enforcement policy. Just hours after U.S. Attorney

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El Dorado County ad hoc cannabis committee announces meeting dates

March 5, 2018 — The El Dorado County ad hoc cannabis committee announced it will host a series of meetings starting in early March and stretching to mid-May. Each committed meeting is scheduled for 3 – 5 p.m. on a Monday, according to a press release from the county.

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Report: California pot growers lagging in getting licenses

February 19, 2018 — LOS ANGELES — Nearly two months after recreational marijuana became legal in California, less than 1 percent of the state’s known growers have been licensed, according to a report released Monday by a pot industry group. The 38-page report from the California Growers Association says

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