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Consumer Protection Announces Cannabis Retailers and Micro-cultivators Selected in General Lottery

Selected applicants have been told they can proceed with next steps in licensure process

HARTFORD — The Department of Consumer Protection Adult-Use Cannabis program has notified applicants for retail cannabis establishments and micro-cultivators that they were selected in a general lottery. The six retail applicants and two micro-cultivator applicants have been informed 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 following applicants have been notified by the Department of Consumer Protection to complete the next steps for licensure:



Debbie's Dispensary LLC

Debbie’s Dispensary LLC

Shangri-La CT Inc.

Chillax LLC



Hydra East, LLC




Sara's Dispensary LLC



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.

More information about the lottery process and how it was conducted is available at

Cannabis was approved for adult-use in June 2021. For information about Adult-Use Cannabis, visit

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