Baltimore Sun Assesses Anne Arundel County Medical Cannabis Debate

The Baltimore Sun has opined on Anne Arundel County Executive Steve Schuh's proposed ban on the growing, processing and dispensing of medical cannabis in the County and what it means for local autonomy. The editorial reads: The state has approved medical marijuana, with the latest legislation signed this year by Gov. Larry Hogan. But the state also left it up to local jurisdictions, through zoning codes and planning regulations, to decide how far they will…

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Anne Arundel County Executive’s Medical Cannabis Ban Faces County Council Uncertainty

Earlier this week Anne Arundel County Executive Steve Schuh announced he is proposing a bill to ban the growing, processing and dispensing medical cannabis in the county. However, some Anne Arundel County Council Members have expressed uncertainty or concerns about the proposed measure. As reported in The Baltimore Sun: Three council members said his proposal goes too far and some may suggest alternatives. Two said they were uncertain which way they would vote, and one…

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Baltimore County Council Passes Medical Cannabis Zoning Bill

A September 8 Baltimore Sun article reported that the Baltimore County Council passed zoning requirements for medical cannabis growing and processing facilities and dispensaries.  While all counties are considering how to site and zone for medical cannabis facilities, Baltimore County is the first to specifically enact legislation.  Councilwoman Vicki Almond was the bill's primary sponsor and Councilman Todd Crandell was a co-sponsor. From the article: Medical marijuana growing and processing facilities will be allowed in industrial districts,…

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