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Baltimore City Council weighs concerns about cannabis dispensaries

Baltimore City Council weighs concerns about cannabis dispensaries

Hampden and Wyman Park residents took their concerns about a proposed medical cannabis dispensary to City Hall on Wednesday, as Baltimore City Council members weigh whether to put zoning restrictions on the businesses.

In Baltimore — as well as other jurisdictions — some residents have been surprised to learn about proposals for the dispensaries. Just one dispensary in the state has earned a final state license, but dozens more across the state have preliminary licenses they hope to finalize in the coming months.

Some jurisdictions, including Baltimore County, have passed zoning laws restricting where cannabis dispensaries can be located and how far they can be from...

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