Five more pot shops given hosting okays by the city

The city of Boston signed host community agreements with five more marijuana companies last Friday, including Pure Oasis, a business planning to open the store at 430 Blue Hill Ave. in Dorchester. Pure Oasis is also Boston’s first economic empowerment candidate, coming from a neighborhood that was disproportionately impacted by drug enforcement.

Of the other four green-lighted pot shops, two will open in East Boston, one in Fenway, and one in Jamaica Plain. A total of nine businesses have agreements in hand and the five new members will head to the Zoning Board of Appeal meeting on March 12.

“These new host community agreements represent the city’s commitment to ensuring the cannabis industry in Boston brings opportunity to all communities, and continues the administration’s focus on creating a more equitable Boston,” said Samantha Ormsby, Mayor Walsh’s press secretary.