.01 Scope and Purpose.

A. The Secretary of Health recognizes that the public interest requires control over the use of controlled dangerous substances in the legitimate manufacture, distribution, and dispensing of controlled dangerous substances. The Secretary is adopting some sections of the Code of Federal Regulations, and these sections are identified by the federal citation in parentheses after the heading.

B. This chapter applies to every registrant who manufactures, distributes, or dispenses any controlled dangerous substances within the State of Maryland, unless exempted from registration by Criminal Law Article, §5-301(d), Annotated Code of Maryland, or 21 CFR §§1301.22 — 1301.24.

C. In the event of conflict between a provision of the Code of Federal Regulations referenced under §B of this regulation and a provision of this chapter, the registrant shall comply with the more stringent provision.