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

Gun Violence Survivors Get Priority In Illinois Cannabis License Lottery

Meanwhile, in Illinois, applications for the state's 2023 cannabis dispensary license lottery are due on Friday, March 10.

In this round, Illinois specifically solicits applicants via a social equity program that will prioritize gun violence survivors, writes Block Club Chicago.

The IDFPR expanded the scope of social equity to mandate current residence in a DIA, as well as a qualifying arrest or conviction, in addition to long-time residency while being in a census tract for poverty, food stamps, or a victim of a gun crime.

Colorado Senator Calls For Sober Zones At Sports And Entertainment Venues

A Colorado measure is seeking to ban the use of marijuana, tobacco, alcohol and other substances at large entertainment venues like Coors Field and Red Rocks Amphitheatre, reported Westword.

Senate Bill …

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