Connecticut officials weed through 15,000 applications from people hoping to open marijuana businesses

State officials are weeding through 15,000 applications received from people who are hoping to open marijuana businesses.
Officials say 8,300 of those applications are from social equity applicants, or those located in mostly urban and low-income areas.
Only 12 licenses are available in the first phase.
The lottery to decide who receives a license will be held in the next week.