The Baltimore Sun reports..
Baltimore County Council is considering hemp farm restrictions after residents have complained for months about a farm nestled among neighborhoods near Lutherville-Timonium.
Cockeysville Republican County Councilman Wade Kach introduced legislation to prohibit hemp facilities from being located within 2,000 feet of a residential property. The bill also would require harvesting facilities be set back at least 500 feet from the farm’s property line.
Hemp facilities also would be prohibited from operating within 2 miles of another hemp facility in the county under the proposed legislation. If it’s passed by the council, the legislation would go into effect Oct. 19.
Some residents have pushed for farming restrictions due to concerns about possible health risks associated with inhaling the fumes released by hemp fields. But agricultural advocates say this bill would push hemp farming out of the county.