ATTLEBORO — A medical marijuana selling and growing company has applied to put down roots in the city.
A firm called BCWC, Inc., which has an office in South Attleboro, has applied for a special permit to establish a dispensary and cultivation facility in Attleboro Industrial Park off Frank Mossberg Drive.
The business, which needs a special permit from the city council, would operate at 34 Extension St., in a factory building once occupied by jewelry maker Masters of Design.
According to the application, the dispensary part of the business would take up 2,500 square feet of the 24,969 square-foot structure.
The remainder of the building would be used to grow marijuana.
Under city ordinances, medical marijuana dispensaries are allowed only in industrial zones and are limited to 3,000 square feet of floor space.
An ordinance to regulate medical marijuana dispensaries was approved by the council in 2015, three years after a statewide vote to allow the businesses.
In December, the Mansfield planning board approved a special permit for a medical marijuana business in that town. The dispensary is slated to open in 2018.
Taunton has also recently approved a dispensary and marijuana growing business.
President of BCWC is Derek Ross of Chepachet, R.I., according to corporate filings in the Secretary of State’s office.
All officers and directors of the firm are from Rhode Island, Connecticut or Vermont.
The building is owned Robert Bears of Oldsmar, Fla. under the name 34 Extension Road, LLC.
A public hearing on the special permit application is scheduled for May 2, at 7 p.m., in City Hall.
GEORGE W. RHODES can be reached at 508-236-0432, at [email protected] and on Twitter @SCAttleboro.