The retired principal of the Campbell School is now the program director for the Center for Alternative Life Medicine Inc., or CALM.  

Dawn Blake Souza says she had no interest in recreational drugs, but wants to responsibly run a clinic that will help sick people legally and generate money for the city and state.   So the non-profit CALM has applied for a medical marijuana license to operate in New Bedford.   The city is hoping to pass a moratorium on giving out licenses pending state regulations, but that is not expected until summer.

Meanwhile CALM has teamed up with legal and business medical marijuana experts nationwide to put together a series of seminars.  The first will be April 6 and the Whaler Conference Center on Hathaway road.