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 limited number of legal cannabis businesses to operate within the city. It lays out the limitations as it pertains to zoning and requirements as far as licensing. It was approved on a 3-1 vote, Councilor Tamara Wallace voted against the ordinance.
Council then separately approved a resolution containing the guidelines for development agreements with each new cannabis business. The guidelines include a scoring rubric that will be used to determine which applicants will receive the necessary license from the city. The resolution was approved by council 4-0.
Adoption of both items came with little fanfare and discussion.