Prince George’s Council Votes to Limit Cannabis Dispensaries

(Upper Marlboro, MD) — Prince George’s County Council held a hearing Tuesday on a bill that would limit where new cannabis dispensaries could be located. Currently, dispensaries are allowed in areas zoned for industrial or light-industrial use. The amendment would have allowed for dispensaries in commercially zoned shopping centers. Residents blamed the legalization of marijuana for a rise in crime and quality of life problems, while business owners charged the bill damages to their growth. A final vote is expected in November.