Baltimore, MD - May 31, 2023 - Starting July 1, recreational marijuana will be legal in Maryland, prompting Baltimore County to adjust its systems accordingly, according to WBALTV. The existing Medical Cannabis Act will be updated to apply to recreational sales, entailing adjustments to county code and zoning regulations. As part of these changes, the term 'medical' will be removed from current code and zoning regulations. Restrictions remain in place for dispensaries near schools or daycares and the required distance between dispensaries will be reduced from 2,500 to 1,000 feet, following new state regulations. The bill awaits its final reading and vote on June 5, with council members expressing concerns over the rapid pace of changes.