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Article - Alcoholic Beverages and Cannabis


    (a)    Beginning July 1, 2023, a cannabis licensee that is operating a dispensary shall:

        (1)    ensure that it has adequate supply for qualifying patients and caregivers;

        (2)    set aside operating hours or dedicated service lines to serve only qualifying patients and caregivers; and

        (3)    ensure that at least 25% of cannabis and cannabis products in the dispensary are from social equity licensees and growers and processors that do not share common ownership with the dispensary.

    (b)    Except as provided in subsection (d) of this section, a licensed dispensary may not locate within:

        (1)    500 feet of:

            (i)    a pre–existing primary or secondary school in the State, or a licensed child care center or registered family child care home under Title 9.5 of the Education Article; or

            (ii)    a playground, recreation center, library, or public park; or

        (2)    1,000 feet of another dispensary under this title.

    (c)    A political subdivision may adopt an ordinance reducing the distance requirements under subsection (b) of this section.

    (d)    The distance requirements under subsection (b) of this section do not apply to a dispensary license that was:

        (1)    converted under § 36–401(b)(1)(ii) of this subtitle; and

        (2)    properly zoned and operating before July 1, 2023.

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