Council votes against stricter cannabis dispensary regulations in Prince George’s County – FOX 5 DC

Council votes against stricter cannabis dispensary regulations in Prince George’s County

A bill seeking stricter laws for cannabis dispensaries in Prince George’s County failed Tuesday, and some are celebrating. FOX 5’s Nana-Sentuo Bonsu has the story.

CAPITOL HEIGHTS, Md. – A bill seeking stricter laws for cannabis dispensaries in Prince George’s County failed Tuesday, and some are celebrating. 

If the Prince George’s County Council passed the bill, a prospective cannabis owner would not be able to open up in a shopping center or near schools or day care centers.

Hope Wiseman, founder of Mary & Main in Capitol Heights, told FOX 5 Wednesday, “We are really excited to hear that the council has chosen opportunity over fear.”  

The council spent the last several months discussing if and how to regulate cannabis dispensaries. On Wednesday, the motion failed in a vote of 5-1-2. 

The bill was introduced by Councilmember Krystal Oriadha. 

“The goal would be to keep them away from shopping centers where we constantly are seeing three to four tobacco stores, liquor stores and carryout,” Oriadha said. “It was disappointing because we had members who abstained, who did not intentionally show up for

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