CA: South Lake Tahoe To Allow Two Cannabis ‘Microbusinesses’

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The City of South Lake Tahoe will allow two cannabis “microbusinesses,” a model being described as the “craft breweries of cannabis.”

The council opted to permit two retail cannabis operations and two indoor cultivations less than 5,000 square feet.

They also decided to allow two microbusinesses, which can operate three cannabis related activities — like manufacturing, retail and cultivation — under one permit.

Where these businesses will fit within the city’s zoning guidelines has not yet been determined. It also is unclear how council will handle South Lake Tahoe’s lone medical marijuana dispensary, Tahoe Wellness Cooperative, which recently secured a temporary state microbusiness license.

At the same meeting, council decided to allow unlimited cannabis testing facilities and banned on-site consumption.