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California marijuana laws on agenda for Good Morning Truckee

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A look at some smokeable medical marijuana, as offered by a Truckee-based delivery service known as Tahoe Meds.
Kaleb M. Roedel / Sierra Sun |

TRUCKEE, Calif. — The Tuesday, April 12, Good Morning Truckee meeting will focus on the business of both medical and recreational marijuana

According to the Truckee Donner Chamber of Commerce, Allen Best, Editor/Publisher of Mountain Towns News based in Colorado, and David Abarta, owner of the Green Trees Wellness medical marijuana distributor in Truckee, will speak at the meeting.

Best, a Colorado-based journalist, writes for a variety of newspapers and magazines on top of publishing the Mountain Towns News e-magazine. He will reportedly present information on the pros and cons; perceptions and realities; and challenges from a federal, state and local level regarding the drug.

“He … has written extensively on the topic, including reporting on a survey commissioned by the Colorado Tourism Office to gauge how medical marijuana dispensaries or recreational cannabis stores is affecting tourism, or the economic impact such as tax collections in different Colorado communities,” according to a news release from the chamber.

For more information, contact the Truckee Donner Chamber of Commerce at 530-587-8808 or e-mail info@truckee.com.

Abarta, meanwhile, has studied cannabis and its sustainable processes from seed to sale for the past decade, according to the chamber.

“He will present on the differences between cannabis yesterday and today including uses and distribution channels,” according to the news release.

Abarta’s presentation will center on California state law changes with medical marijuana; the Nevada County Measure W ballot measure voters will see in June, and the AUMA (Adult Use of Marijuana Act) bill that is likely to make it to the November ballot in California.

Good Morning Truckee meetings are open to the public. They are held the second Tuesday of every month at Truckee Tahoe Airport from 7 to 8:30 a.m.

Price at the door for general public is $12; Truckee Donner Chamber members pay $10, and it includes continental breakfast and raffle.

For more information, contact the Truckee Donner Chamber of Commerce at 530-587-8808 or e-mail info@truckee.com. Visit TruckeeChamber.com to learn more.