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Conn. Unveils Micro-Cultivators, Retailers Selected in General Lottery

The applicants can now proceed with the next steps in the licensure process.

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Connecticut's Department of Consumer Protection (DCP) Adult-Use Cannabis program today selected six retailers and a pair of micro-cultivators in the state's general lottery. The applicants were told that they can proceed with the next steps in the licensure process.

The general lottery included all applicants who applied directly to the general lottery, as well as all applicants who were not selected in the social equity lottery.

The selected applications represent the maximum number of licenses available for the retailer and micro-cultivator license types in the first lottery round. Additional licenses will be available in future lotteries.

The selected micro-cultivators include:

  • Chillax LLC
  • Debbie's Dispensary LLC

The selected retailers include:

  • Debbie’s Dispensary LLC
  • Hydra East, LLC
  • Sara's Dispensary LLC
  • Shangri-La CT Inc.

The approved applicants and their backers have been asked to submit additional information for the required background check and provisional license application, which will be reviewed by DCP.

The background check is conducted by a third-party processing company and DCP’s review of the applications is expected to take several weeks. Once the review is complete, qualifying applicants are required to pay the appropriate fees and move forward with the next phase of licensure, including establishing their business for operation.

About a month ago, DCP opened the process for selected social equity applicants to proceed with next steps towards a license. 

Cannabis was approved for adult-use in June 2021.

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