By Tauhid Chappell
A medical marijuana dispensary in western Maryland has banned at least four customers because they posted complaints online about pricing or other issues, sparking concern from advocates and potentially violating state rules for the emerging industry.
Joy A. Strand, the executive director of the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission, said registered dispensaries have the right to decline marijuana to patients or caregivers if they appear to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
But other attempts to bar patients could be problematic, she said, especially because in some parts of the state — including western Maryland — there aren’t other places for would-be customers to go.
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