Home to Heavenly Mountain Resort and 23,000 avid outdoors loving Californians, South Lake Tahoe rests on the bottom end of Lake Tahoe, as its name suggests. The town is primarily a tourist destination for international travelers and Californians the like looking to shred the slopes of Heavenly and enjoy its beautiful year round weather. With over 4,800 acres of available terrain, the resort is open all year to paying customers.
While the city is laid back and high in the mountains, there is quite a conservative view on marijuana; there are only two medical marijuana dispensaries allowed in the city. Growing is banned in the city for the most part, with permitted private citizens only allowed to grow a small allotment for personal use. Citizens do smoke openly in public, but do it in a more discreet manner, so if you want to light up, do it very low key, in a non populated area or better yet, use a vape-pen. The Adult Use of Marijuana Act (AUMA) was passed on the eighth of November, so a few retail marijuana shops may open in the near future now that recreational marijuana is legal, but don’t expect the town to become overrun.
South Lake Tahoe is stunningly beautiful, situated in the Sierra-Nevada Mountain Range; the city actually borders the State of Nevada. During the summer, Lake Tahoe is a popular destination for boating, skiing, wakeboarding and the like. The area is also a hiking and camping hot spot (how can you resist those views?), seeing thousands of backpackers each year. Heavenly is a large pull for visitors, as it offers some of the countries most unique and accessible terrain. For a full directory of cannabis shops in California, click here.