Deal will bring marijuana facility to New Bedford

NEW BEDFORD — Mayor Jon Mitchell announced the city has successfully negotiated a Host Community Agreement with ARL Healthcare Inc. to cultivate and process medical marijuana in the New Bedford Business Park, Southcoasttoday.com reported Dec. 1.

Approvals from the state and City Council, as well as negotiations with private companies, are still needed, officials said.


ARL is hoping to be operating in the spring of 2017, said Derek Santos, executive director of New Bedford’s Economic Development…

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