Metropolis of South Lake Tahoe proclaims prime Three candidates for retail cannabis licenses


On this April 20, 2017, file picture, a packet of marijuana is seen on the counter at CannaDaddy’s Wellness Middle marijuana dispensary in Portland, Ore. Three years after Oregon lawmakers created the state’s new authorized marijuana program, marijuana costs within the state are in free fall and the craft cannabis farmers who put Oregon on the map a long time earlier than legalization are dropping their companies to rising chains and out-of-state buyers.
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A particular committee has launched the scoring for 18 companies that utilized for a retail cannabis license — a important step within the institution of further authorized cannabis companies within the metropolis.

The committee relied on a scoring rubric accredited by Metropolis Council earlier this 12 months. It took into consideration a large number of things, corresponding to whether or not the applicant was native and the quantity of expertise within the cannabis trade, amongst others.

The highest three scoring leisure candidates have been Embarc Tahoe (97.7), Cannablue (91.8) and Tahoe Inexperienced (90.7). A complete of 100 factors have been potential.

Below an ordinance accredited earlier this 12 months, town is ready to situation two retail licenses, two cultivation licenses and two microbusiness licenses — a particular sort of license that enables for a number of makes use of corresponding to retail, cultivation and distribution.

Nevertheless, town determined to permit for as much as two further retail licenses if the microbusiness candidates didn’t embrace a retail element.

Solely two microbusiness functions have been submitted to town, and considered one of them didn’t embrace retail, making one further retail license accessible for a complete of three.

The town acquired a complete of 21 cannabis functions — 18 for retail, two for microbusiness and one for cultivation.

The 2 microbusiness functions have been submitted by Redefining Organics (89.9) and Excellent Union (84.5).

Redefining Organics additionally utilized for the one cultivation license. Nevertheless, it used the identical handle for each functions, so presumably the cultivation license will likely be withdrawn since cultivation might be accomplished with microbusiness license.

The highest three retail functions got here from Christy Wilson (Embarc Tahoe), Chris Zeigler (Cannablue) and David Turner (Tahoe Inexperienced). Wilson and Turner served on a subcommittee tasked with making regulatory recommendations to Metropolis Council.

Oliver Starr submitted the appliance for Redefining Organics and Scott Spears submitted the appliance for Excellent Union.

At present Tahoe Wellness Cooperative is the one legally working cannabis enterprise in South Lake Tahoe.

The town will start negotiating the phrases of a improvement settlement with the highest three retail cannabis candidates and the 2 microbusiness candidates. In accordance with town, licenses could possibly be issued this fall.



Rank Applicant Handle Rating

1 Embarc Tahoe 4035 Lake Tahoe Blvd 97.7
2 Cannablue 2179 Lake Tahoe Blvd 91.8
3 Tahoe Inexperienced 3930 Lake Tahoe Blvd 90.7
4 Have A Coronary heart 989 Third St 87.9
5 MedMen 2311 Lake Tahoe Blvd 86.3
6 Honey Leaf 3678 Lake Tahoe Blvd 84.3
7 Keep Lifted 941 Emerald Bay Highway 82.8
8 Aspect 7 2318 Lake Tahoe Blvd 82.8
9 The Inexperienced Goddess 2635 Lake Tahoe Blvd 82.4
10 Diego Pellicer 1169 Ski Run Blvd 78
11 Canna Nation 3979 Lake Tahoe Blvd 75.8
12 One Plant 3665 Tamarack 75.3
13 Type Life 2701 Lake Tahoe Blvd 74.4
14 South Tahoe Wellness 2705 Lake Tahoe Blvd 74.1
15 South Tahoe Hashish 947 Poplar Road 73.5
16 Norcal Hashish Co. 2701 Lake Tahoe Blvd. 67
17 TREZ Lake Tahoe 765 Emerald Bay Highway 61.2
18 The New Inexperienced Deal 986 Emerald Bay Highway 37.0


Rank Applicant Handle Rating

1 Redefining Organics 1090 Industrial Ave 89.9
2 Excellent Union 2227 James Ave 84.5


Rank Applicant Handle Rating

1 Redefining Organics 1090 Industrial Ave 87.7


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