CONNECTICUT – The Connecticut cannabis Social Equity Council approved five new retail dispensaries with the hopes they will benefit a number of underrepresented communities.
According to the Hartford Courant, the approved applicants will now move to the next step in the licensing process through the state Department of Consumer Protection.
In their second round of recommendations, the council denied only one social equity retail application, and recommended that nine Equity Joint Venture applications be denied as well.
“The process for reviewing applications is designed to be inclusive of as many applicants as possible. Those applications denied under the non-lottery EJV review, can resubmit their applications and we encourage the applicants to do so,” said Ginne-Rae Clay, Executive Director of the Social Equity Council.
In addition to the dispensaries, applications were reviewed for licenses in cultivation, production, manufacturing, food and beverage sales, and delivery services.