US (CT): 12 companies applying for cannabis cultivation licenses suing Connecticut

The number of lawsuits challenging Connecticut’s cannabis cultivator licensing process has grown to a dozen.

Earlier this summer, two Hartford County-based businesses were the first to challenge their denials for cultivator licenses by the state’s Social Equity Council that they did not meet requirements set forth for so-called social equity applicants. Since then, ten more lawsuits have been filed.

The state Department of Consumer Protection, which is overseeing the regulation of the adult-use market in Connecticut, and the state’s Department of Economic and Community Development are also named as defendants in the suits.

Among the applicants suing because of the denial of a cannabis cultivator license is Core Cult, a Farmington-based limited liability company.

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