As the Benzinga Cannabis Capital Conference returns to Miami (April 11-12) bringing together top CEOs, investors, leaders, advocates and politicians, let's review the latest regulatory changes in the space.

Mississippi Lawmakers Take Steps To Expand Medical Cannabis Access

Mississippi Legislature has sent an amended version of the Medical Cannabis Act to the governor’s desk. Lawmakers approved the measure on Tuesday, reported WJTV.

House Bill 1158 seeks to change the program to allow doctors not to go through additional certification when prescribing medical cannabis cards to patients as well as requiring patients to have ID cards available when buying cannabis.

This Senator Suggests S.C. Could Legalize Medical Marijuana

A GOP-led measure that seeks to legalize medical marijuana in South Carolina seems to have support in both chambers of the state’s legislature.

The S.C. Compassionate Care Act, earlier introduced by Sen. Tom Davis (R), would allow patients to access marijuana from licensed dispensaries if they receive a doctor’s recommendation for treating qualifying conditions.

Davis is reportedly optimistic that …

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