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Zoning clampdown unneeded for medical marijuana [Our View]

Zoning clampdown unneeded for medical marijuana [Our View]

To quote the Grateful Dead, "What a long strange trip it's been." Over the decades, medical marijuana has made the journey from preposterous hippie myth to accepted medical practice in Maryland and several other states.

Now, the legalization process for dispensing cannabis to the sick faces a more prosaic hurdle — zoning law. Around the state, some legislators want that hurdle to be unnecessarily burdensome.

Medical marijuana is now an issue on the county level in Maryland. That's why county officials a few weeks ago packed an information session at the Maryland Association of Counties' annual convention seeking guidance now that entrepreneurs are scouting...