Who What and Where of Zoning for Medical Cannabis Facilities

Learn about the State’s application process for medical cannabis facilities and hear several examples of how counties approached the zoning challenges they posed at the 2015 MACo December Winter Conference. As previously reported on Conduit Street, counties have taken different approaches to the zoning and siting of medical cannabis growing facilities, processing facilities and dispensaries.


In 2014, Maryland passed legislation legalizing the production and use of medical cannabis in the state. Over the past six months, counties have grappled with how to zone and site medical cannabis facilities, including growing and processing facilities and dispensaries. Panelists will provide an overview of the State’s application process for medical cannabis facilities, highlight key issues a county should consider when zoning for the facilities, and offer examples of how different counties are approaching the issue.


  • Darrell Carrington, Executive Director, Maryland Cannabis Industry Association (MDCIA)
  • The Honorable Victoria “Vicki” Almond, Baltimore County Council Member
  • The Honorable John Barr, Commissioner, Washington County and MACo First Vice President

Moderator: The Honorable William “Bill” Valentine, President, Board of County Commissioners, Allegany County

Date & Time: Thursday, December 10, 2015, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM

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Questions? Contact Meetings & Events Director Virginia White.