Adult-Use Cannabis Product Packager License

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A person that is licensed to package products and shall be responsible for ensuring that cannabis products are labeled and packaged in compliance with all state laws, regulations, and policies. 


Eligible applicants must meet all licensing requirements as outlined in Section 21a-420y of the general statutes, the Department’s policies and procedures, and all other relevant state and local laws and regulations.

IMPORTANT: All individuals that are identified as backers associated with the cannabis establishment application must also complete a backer application before the close of the application window to ensure they are considered as part of the application.

Documentation Requirements
Application Fees
  General Social Equity
 Lottery  $500  $250
 Provisional $5,000 $2,500
 Final License          $25,000               $12,500
Most Common Licensing Pathway: Lottery

Lottery Application Period

Multiple lotteries for Product Packager licenses will be held. DCP will announce the number of available licenses and the duration of the application period before each application period.


Lottery Round 1 - CLOSED

Application Open Date: 12:01 a.m. EST, March 17, 2022
Application Close Date: 11:59 p.m. EST, June 15, 2022

Only complete applications submitted and paid for by 11:59 p.m. on the closing date will be considered. 

Number of Applications for this License Type Allocated through the Lottery

Lottery Round 1: 3 general licenses, 3 Social Equity licenses

Future lottery rounds will be announced. Please check back at a later date.

Licensing Pathways Not Subject to the Lottery

These licensing pathways are not subject to the lottery and do not have a closing date for applications:

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Product Packager Expansion to Product Manufacturing

A product packager may seek authorization to expand the product packager's authorized activities to include the authorized activities of a product manufacturer. (Section 10(c)(7)(B) and Section 18(e) of Public Act 24-76)

  • Expansion Application Fee: $30,000
  • Annual Expansion Renewal Fee: $25,000
Applicant and Backer License Limits (Section 21a-420i of the general statutes)

The Department cannot award a license to any applicant selected through the lottery that has two or more licensees of the same type, or in the same license category, or any applicant that includes a backer that has managerial control of or is a backer of two or more licensees of the same type, or in the same license category. Dispensary facility, retailer and hybrid retailer licenses shall be considered to be within the same license category and producer, cultivator and micro-cultivator licenses shall be considered to be within the same license category.

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