A fourth application has been filed with the city for a medical marijuana store.

Nancy Shaw of Swanville filed an application Sept. 23 with the Rockland Code Enforcement Office for a business at 11 Lime St. This is the former Bicknell Manufacturing building now owned by Dupont Industries of Wilmington, Del.

The Rockland Planning Board will hold its first review Oct. 15. A formal public hearing would then be held Nov. 5 if the application is ruled complete at the initial meeting.

There initial application stated there would be no on-site cultivation or processing at the Lime Street business but that is required to be considered a medical marijuana production facility and thus some will be grown at the facility.

The is the third medical marijuana business under review by the Planning Board.

Kristine Doherty of Rockland has submitted an application for Highbrow, at 696 Main St., the former site of a C.N. Brown gas station.

The Planning Board ruled Doherty's application complete and scheduled a formal public hearing for Tuesday, Oct. 1, at 5:15 p.m. at City Hall. The board will visit the site at 4:45 p.m. that day. A vote on final approval could be taken that evening.

Glenn Johnson filed an application June 26 with the Code Office for a medical marijuana production facility at 270 Park St. This building had formerly been used by Midcoast Children's Services, and before that, by Grace Bible Fellowship.

The Planning Board will review the Park Street proposal — named Dirigo Medical CBD — Oct. 1.

Scrimshaw, at 500 Main St., is also in a building that had once been used as a church and later as an antiques storage site. It is the only approved and operating medical marijuana production facility in Rockland.

The applications being received by Rockland come after the Maine Legislature approved earlier this year a law to regulate retail marijuana shops. The state Office of Marijuana Policy plans to begin accepting applications for recreational marijuana business licenses by the end of the year.

Municipalities must vote to opt in for retail stores. The Rockland City Council has yet to vote on whether to allow retail marijuana stores.

Maine residents chose to legalize recreational marijuana in a 2016 public vote.

Rockland residents voted in a nonbinding referendum in November 2018 on whether to allow marijuana businesses in the city. Voters said no to allowing adult recreational marijuana stores in the downtown by a 1,610 to 1,282 tally (56 percent to 44 percent).

But they said they would support recreational marijuana stores elsewhere in the city by a 1,670 to 1,240 tally (57 percent to 43 percent).