Article - Criminal Law
(a) (1) Except
as otherwise provided in this section, a person shall be registered
by the Department before the person manufactures, distributes, or
dispenses a controlled dangerous substance in the State.
(2) The Department
shall adopt regulations to carry out this subsection.
(b) An applicant
must register separately each principal place of business or professional
practice where the applicant manufactures, distributes, or dispenses
a controlled dangerous substance.
(c) To the extent
authorized by the registration and subject to subsection (b) of this
section and this subtitle, a person registered by the Department under
this subtitle may:
(1) possess, manufacture,
distribute, or dispense controlled dangerous substances; and
(2) perform any
activity listed in item (1) of this subsection to conduct research.
(d) A person need
not register with the Department to possess a controlled dangerous
substance while acting in the course of the person’s business
or profession if the person is:
(1) an agent or
agent’s employee of a registered manufacturer, distributor,
or dispenser of a controlled dangerous substance;
(2) a common or
contract carrier or warehouseman, or an employee of a common or contract
carrier or warehouseman; or
(3) an ultimate
user or person in possession of a controlled dangerous substance acting
in good faith in accordance with a lawful order of an authorized provider.
(e) If the Department
finds that a waiver is consistent with public health and safety, by
regulation, the Department may waive the registration requirement
for a manufacturer, distributor, or dispenser.