It could be a long night at Monday’s County Council meeting with several bills, including a handful of land use matters and a ban on variances for medical marijuana outlets, up for hearings.
Bill 24-18 would prevent any potential medical marijuana facilities from getting any variances to the tough limitations set in the law authorizing them.
Administrative hearings have allowed variances on four dispensaries in the county. But County Executive Schuh, who has fought to exclude and limit the medical marijuana industry from the county, replaced former Administrative Hearing Officer Doug Hollmann and installed Annapolis attorney Jonathan Hodgson.
Hodgson rejected a dispensary variance application in his first case on the issue.
The General Assembly allowed for two dispensaries per senatorial district. Applicants are assigned a district and they have to find a site within those boundaries.
In Anne Arundel County, a location in the north half of the county makes it