South Lake Tahoe City Council moves forward with revised cannabis regulations

[Ryan Hoffman, Tahoe Daily Tribune]

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, council on Tuesday agreed to repeal its previous ordinance, which was the subject of a referendum, and move forward with a draft ordinance containing changes born out of a recent stakeholder meeting. Councilor Jason Collin was the lone "no" in both votes.

Hopeful cannabis business operators viewed the outcome as a positive step — at least when compared to the alternatives.

"I was pleased that the city moved this forward," Oliver Starr, a local resident and hopeful ...