A bitter, years-long political dispute ended quietly over Zoom Friday, in a short meeting full of procedural jargon and bureaucratic niceties. With that, the regulation of alcohol and tobacco in the state of Maryland officially changed hands. It was the first meeting of a new entity called the Maryland Alcohol and Tobacco Commission ― and the end-product of a political fight between the Maryland General Assembly and Comptroller Peter V.R. Franchot (D).
Alcohol and tobacco regulation in Maryland changes hands ― with many political overtones
January 31, 2021