ROCKLAND — Marijuana stores are sprouting like weeds in the city.

A sixth marijuana store has been proposed for Rockland. The city’s code enforcement office received Dec. 12 an application for a retail marijuana store at 140 Park St. where Rockland Motor Company had been located until it closed earlier this fall.

The store is proposed by Ryan Roy of JAR Co. CV, LLC, based in Lewiston. The store name will be JAR Cannabis Co. The company will lease the space from property owner Christopher Colby. The application states that the store will open four months after receiving city approval.

Rockland’s ordinance allows up to six marijuana stores. Five have already been approved and issued licenses. If this one is approved, no others will be allowed in Rockland unless one of the license holders closes or the City Council changes the ordinance.

The Rockland Planning Board will hold its initial review of the proposal on Feb. 7.

The application comes shortly after the Dec. 3 opening of Sweet Dirt at 305 Main St., the former Brass Compass Cafe location. Other marijuana businesses approved in Rockland have been Botany at 409 Main St.; Belvidere Farm at 185 Pleasant St.; Highbrow at 696 Main St., the former site of a C.N. Brown gas station; and Dirigo Medical CBD at 270 Park St., which had formerly been used by Midcoast Children’s Services.

The Rockland City Council agreed in early 2020 to allow up to six marijuana stores in the city after a state law was approved by voters in 2016 allowing such businesses if municipalities agreed. The 2020 City Council vote also allowed stores in the downtown. Rockland voters had said no, however, in a 2018 advisory referendum to allow adult recreational marijuana stores in the downtown by a 1,610 to 1,282 tally (56% to 44%). But voters said they would support recreational marijuana stores elsewhere in the city by a 1,670 to 1,240 tally (57% to 43%).