A dozen lawsuits have been filed to challenge Connecticut’s adult-use cannabis licensing process, and all but one have now been consolidated to be heard as a single case, according to an SFGATE report.

The one not included, a lawsuit filed by Farmington-based Core Cult LLC, was excluded because the plaintiff “has not responded to requests” regarding the motion, the news outlet reported.

When Connecticut legalized adult-use cannabis last year, half the licenses were earmarked for social equity applicants who must meet income, residency and ownership requirements, and social equity license holders must own and control at least 65% of the business.

The now-consolidated lawsuits claim that Connecticut’s Social Equity Council, which is tasked with selecting the state’s first batch of adult-use cannabis cultivation and dispensary licensees, denied applications based on “incorrect information and arbitrary interpretations of the law,” according to SFGATE.

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