Four prospective owners apply to open New Bedford pot shops

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NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (WPRI) — Four people have applied to set up recreational marijuana stores in New Bedford, according to the chairman of the city council’s commission on cannabis.

The city closed its application period Monday night.

A pre-screening committee meeting will take place on May 13 to review the applications, according to City Councillor at Large Ian Abreu, who also chairs the city council’s Committee on Licensing and Host Agreement Review on Cannabis.

Once an application passes through the committee, it will go to the mayor and then the city council for a final vote, Abreu said.

This comes four months after neighboring Fall River opened its first recreational marijuana shop, Northeast Alternatives.

There are currently 29 applications for marijuana shops that have been submitted throughout Bristol County, according to the state’s Cannabis Control Commission.

This article was modified from its original to correctly reflect Abreu’s title.

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