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CALM Responds to Loss of Funds, Mayor Mitchell

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One of the organizers of the Center for Alternative Life Medicine is speaking out after a major plug was pulled on the project.

Dawn Blake Souza of CALM called into WBSM’s “Mid-Day Live” program, discussing backer New England Treatment Access’s decision to pull $1 million in funding in light of New Bedford’s hesitance to change zoning laws that would allow for a dispensary in the South End.

Souza blames Mayor Jon Mitchell, who was skeptical that calm could offer 300 local jobs. Souza says CALM’s plans included a corporate headquarters and much more.

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The organization is looking to latch onto another applicant already enrolled in the state licensing process in order to acquire a new source of funding.

Souza says the City Council will take up the zoning issue in a future meeting, and a petition to zone that area for the dispensary is going around as well.

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