The Wild West Of Pot: A Look At California's Recreational Marijuana Law – Reno Public Radio

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California is the sixth largest economy in the world, based on gross domestic product. And in November, voters legalized recreational marijuana, something that will further diversify the state’s portfolio. Reno Public Radio’s Noah Glick sat down with Amanda Rhoades of the Sierra Sun to talk about this new law and how communities around Lake Tahoe are approaching this growing industry. …

Teen dies after falling 50 feet while on Lake Tahoe hike – KRNV My News 4

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Emerald Bay, south Lake Tahoe, Nevada-California (Sinclair Broadcast Group) SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. (News 4 & Fox 11) —  A 14-year-old girl has died after falling 50 feet Wednesday while hiking on a trail at Lake Tahoe, according to the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office. Sgt. Tasha Thompson said in a statement that authorities were called just after noon Wednesday, …

Saline County arrest blotter – Daily Register

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The following arrest information was obtained from the Saline County courthouse. Note these are allegations only, not findings of guilt. May 16 Seth Benjamin Dixon, 33, of Harrisburg, charged by Harrisburg Police Department with failure to appear. Bond was set at $575. He was released to Williamson County. William Fornes McKinley, 59, of Eldorado, charged by Harrisburg Police Department with …

El Dorado County supervisors discuss ban, regulation of recreational marijuana – Tahoe Daily Tribune

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During a presentation earlier this month by HDL consulting agency, the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors heard the pros and cons of either banning or regulating recreational marijuana use in the county. The Board of Supervisors hosted the  “El Dorado County Marijuana Policy Workshop,” held to bring the board up to speed on the current standings on the policies and current …

El Dorado County supervisors discuss ban, regulation of … – Tahoe Daily Tribune

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During a presentation earlier this month by HDL consulting agency, the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors heard the pros and cons of either banning or regulating recreational marijuana use in the county. The Board of Supervisors hosted the  “El Dorado County Marijuana Policy Workshop,” held to bring the board up to speed on the current standings on the policies and current …

Person of interest sought in Placerville homicide – KRNV My News 4

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by News 4-Fox 11 Digital Staff Travis Eriksen (Photo: El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office) PLACERVILLE, Calif. (News 4 & Fox 11) —  Deputies are looking for a person of interest in connection with a man’s shooting death Wednesday in Placerville. The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office said it responded to reports of gun shots in the 4400 block of Forni …

Smokable pot being sold despite lawmakers' objections – The Northwest Florida Daily News

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Dara Kam | The News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — Even while Florida lawmakers have insisted they do not want patients to smoke pot, one of the state’s seven licensed medical-marijuana vendors on Tuesday began selling whole-flower cannabis. Florida law bans patients from smoking the substance, but doesn’t prohibit vendors from selling marijuana buds meant for use in vaporizers – but which …

Democrat-Gazette staff wins 18 first-place awards – Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

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The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette has won first place for General Excellence in the annual Arkansas APME contest for the state’s newspapers, accumulating 18 first-place awards included in its 39 total awards. Leading the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette’s first-place winners were photographer Stephen B. Thornton, who won three first-place awards for spot news photo, feature sports photo and photographer’s portfolio; the team of news …

Nevada County economic summit on tap – Sierra Sun

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The Nevada County Economic Resource Council has released an updated roster of event sponsors and other highlights of its 2017 Economic Development Summit. The event, called “Reaching Common Goals,” will take place from 1:30-4:30 p.m. on May 18 at The Center for the Arts in Grass Valley. A separate VIP Dinner follows the event from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at The Foothills …

First-quarter lobbying numbers shows firms still gearing up for Trump era – Politico

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With help from David Beavers and Aubree Eliza Weaver Here are your first-quarter Lobbying Disclosure Act revenue rankings. Story Continued Below TOP FIRMS: Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld: $9.1 million Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck: $6.6 million Squire Patton Boggs: $5.8 million The Podesta Group: $5.6 million Holland & Knight: $5.1 million BGR Government Affairs: $5 million Cornerstone Government Affairs: …

City, county to host meeting on South Lake Tahoe senior center – Tahoe Daily Tribune

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The city of South Lake Tahoe and El Dorado County are hosting a meeting Thursday, April 13, to discuss future needs of the senior center. The meeting will take place at 2 p.m. at the center, located at 3050 Lake Tahoe Blvd. Elected officials hope to gather ideas and suggestions for the 10,000-square-foot facility, which servers as a gathering place …

City, county to host meeting on South Lake Tahoe senior center … – Tahoe Daily Tribune

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The city of South Lake Tahoe and El Dorado County are hosting a meeting Thursday, April 13, to discuss future needs of the senior center. The meeting will take place at 2 p.m. at the center, located at 3050 Lake Tahoe Blvd. Elected officials hope to gather ideas and suggestions for the 10,000-square-foot facility, which servers as a gathering place …

Study: Recreational marijuana could generate $4.1B for Sacramento region – KCRA Sacramento

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KCRA) — The recreational cannabis industry is blossoming across the Sacramento region. Advertisement “We are seeing new businesses taking a look at former areas where there were no leases — and it was stagnant when it came to economic generation,” Robert Abelon with Sacramento Regional Business Association said. “Things that we were trying to change for years, to …

California legislature hikes gas tax for infrastructure plan – Alive For Football

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Contractors and construction unions blanketed television, radio and social media with ads promoting the plan, some targeting lawmakers still on the fence. Jerry Brown unveiled proposed legislation aimed at reconciling Proposition 64, the 2016 ballot initiative that legalized cannabis for recreational use in that state, with the medical marijuana regulations that state legislators approved in 2015. California drivers would pay …