This upcoming FEBRUARY of 2022, Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection (DCP) will begin accepting applications for licensing that covers cultivation, retail, and adult cannabis use. The period for the first round of licenses will be about 90 days for applicants. These will be split evenly between social equity applicants and general applicants, as well as issues for its micro- cultivator program. An Agency will hold two lotteries for each type of license: social equity and general lottery. To qualify as a social equity applicant in the state of Connecticut, a minimum of 65% of the ownership/ control of the business must be held by individuals who meet the income and residency requirements outlined in the state law.