To Medical Marijuana Dispensaries In Our Communities

We’re standing-up to protect our houses of worship, schools, senior services facility, daycare programs, recreation centers, and where many other family oriented activities occur.

Marijuana dispensaries may present a substantial increase in crime that would aggravate an already delicate safety situation.

Take action now and contact each council member before November 14, 2017 which is the date that a vote on CB-103-2017 Medical Cannabis Uses Dispensary is scheduled. Click here to download a copy of an email letter that you may optionally use for your convenience.

Sign our electronic petition opposing the authorization of a medical marijuana dispensary in Camp Springs. This completed petition will be sent to all nine members of the county council. (Click here)

Join us at a rally at the County Administration building on Monday, November 13, 2017 at 11:00am to oppose both a marijuana dispensary in Camp Springs and CB-103-2017. Please join us.

What you need to know

  • A MEDICAL MARIJUANA DISPENSARY IS PROPOSED FOR CAMP SPRINGS.
  • WE OPPOSE both medical and recreational marijuana dispensaries in our neighborhood. Think safety, property values, appearances.Did you know that a medical marijuana dispensary zoning bill is before County Council NOW?
  • WE OPPOSE CB-103-2017, the County Bill prescribing criteria for locating such dispensaries. It allows dispensaries close to schools, parks and churches.
  • Studies of the impact of marijuana dispensaries in other communities show that crime, vagrancy, loitering, traffic and safety concerns could increase.
  • Liquor stores, tobacco shops and night clubs, and now marijuana dispensaries
  • Alcohol and drugs put the safety of our youth at risk, as well as raise issues of dependency and mental health
  • What message does it send to youth when they see marijuana dispensaries near schools, daycare facilities, recreation centers, houses of worship, senior centers, youth programs, and other family oriented activities?

What we need you to help us to do

JOIN WITH US IN ACTIVELY OPPOSING THE COUNTY COUNCIL’S APPROVAL OF A MEDICAL MARIJUANA DISPENSARY IN CAMP SPRINGS AND CB-103-2017. The County Council is scheduled to vote on CB-103-2017 and authorize a marijuana dispensary in Camp Springs on November 14, 2017. It is imperative that each member of the County Council knows your opposition to a marijuana dispensary in Camp Springs and CB-103-2017 since a majority vote of the council will determine the outcome.

1. Send an email to each council member (click here for email contact information) to notify them of your opposition. Download a copy of an email message that you could use to notify each council member here. Don’t worry about overdoing it, or being redundant. Messages for the County Council:

  • Be responsible, distribute dispensaries equitably, and to have a strategic plan.
  • We will NOT allow liquor and tobacco stores and marijuana dispensaries to take over our communities.
  • We want quality businesses that will add value to our communities.

2. Inform your neighbors and ask for their active support by signing our petition and joining us in contacting all the members of the council. This is a county-wide issue and the more citizens who contact the council about our position the better. The name and contact information of each council member is listed below. Please contact each one ASAP, time is of the essence since this vote is on November 14, 2017.

3. Please go on line and sign our electronic petition opposing the authorization of a medical marijuana dispensary in Camp Springs. This completed petition will be sent to all nine members of the county council.

4. FINALLY, PLEASE JOIN US AT A RALLY at the County Administration building on Monday, November 13, 2017 at 11:00 am to oppose both a marijuana dispensary in Camp Springs and CB-103-2017.

County Council Members

Derrick Leon DavisChairman
District 6
Rules and General Assembly, Committee Chairman
Phone: 301-952-3426
Email: CouncilDistrict6@co.pg.md.us

Dannielle M. Glaros, Vice-Chairwoman
District 3
Public Safety and Fiscal Management (PSFM) Committee Chair
Rules and General Assembly. Committee Vice Chair
Phone: (301) 952-3060
Email: dmglaros@co.pg.md.us

Andrea Harrison
District 5
Planning, Zoning and Economic Development (PZED) Committee Chair
Phone: 301-952-3864
Email: councildistrict5@co.pg.md.us

Mary A. Lehman
District 1
Transportation, Housing and the Environment (THE) Vice-Chair
Phone: 301-952-3887
Email: CouncilDistrict1@co.pg.md.us

Deni Taveras
District 2
Health, Education and Human Services (HEHS) Vice-Chair
Public Safety and Fiscal Management (PSFM) Vice-Chair
Phone: 301-952-4436
Email: DLTaveras@co.pg.md.us

Obie Patterson
District 8
Planning, Zoning and Economic Development (PZED) Vice-Chair
Phone: 301-952-3860
Email: Councildistrict8@co.pg.md.us

Karen R. Toles
District 7
Health, Education and Human Services (HEHS) Committee Chair
Phone: 301-952-3690
Email: CouncilDistrict7@co.pg.md.us

Todd M. Turner
District 4
Transportation, Housing and the Environment Committee Chair
Phone: 301-952-3094
Email: District4@co.pg.md.us

Mel Franklin
District 9
District 9, Democrat
Phone: 301-952-3820
Email: MFranklin@co.pg.md.us

Please contact us if you have any questions!