Amendments Delay Anne Arundel Cannabis Vote

A November 3, 2015, Capital Gazette article reported that the Anne Arundel County Council has delayed voting on proposed zoning legislation for medical cannabis until December 7 because of further amendments that are supported by County Executive Steve Schuh’s administration. Schuh’s original proposal called for a ban on medical cannabis growing and processing facilities and dispensaries in the County.  From the article:

The changes, introduced at the County Council’s biweekly meeting Monday, would allow the growing and processing of medical marijuana under conditional zoning use versus special exception, which requires a public hearing. Dispensaries would still be required to obtain special exception approval from an administrative hearing officer. …

That led lead sponsor, Councilman Chris Trumbauer, D-Annapolis, to withdraw that measure Monday.

“We’ve taken a couple of votes tonight that show that my philosphy is in the minority,” Trumbauer told the panel.