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Consumer Protection Announces Next Steps for Social Equity Product Manufacturer, Transporter Lottery Applicants

(HARTFORD, CT) — The Department of Consumer Protection has opened the process for selected social equity applicants to proceed with the next steps in the license application review for the product manufacturer and transporter license types chosen through the Social Equity Lottery.

The Department was notified that three product manufacturer applications and two transporter applications were approved by the Social Equity Council for satisfactorily meeting the requirements approved by the General Assembly to qualify for social equity status. The applications represent the maximum number of Social Equity Licenses available for the product manufacturer and transporter license types in the first lottery round. Additional licenses will be available in future lotteries.

The following applicants have been approved by the Social Equity Council and notified by the Department of Consumer Protection to complete the next steps for licensure: 

Product Manufacturer


High Regard CT LLC

Grow Green Girls, Inc

Golden Hanuman Inc

Grow Green Girls, Inc

Bay Breeze Botanical, 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.

Remaining social equity applications not selected in the Social Equity Lottery will be added to the General Lottery. The General Lottery will be conducted by the UConn School of Pharmacy in a manner similar to the Social Equity Lottery after the DCP review of selected Social Equity applications is complete.

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