The city has endorsed eight applications to open recreational marijuana businesses here.
The next step is for the applicants to obtain approval from the state.
The applicants approved for licenses are Earth & Ivy, Puffin Store, Maryjayne's Touch, NB Green Delivery, LBOZ, NBFC, DC Vitality and Fathom Cannabis, according to a public notice.
The city is permitting cannabis retailers in CAN-RD zones. The city is supporting Earth & Ivy, 355 George St.; Puffin Store, 382 George St. and Maryjayne's Touch, 70 Easton St. for retail licenses.
The five other permitted cannabis licenses are permitted in the city's CAN-CMD zones. The city is supporting NB Green Delivery, 610 Jersey Ave. and LBOZ, 131 Jersey Ave. in their efforts to obtain delivery licenses from the state.