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.

Maine Officials Against Cannabis Social Clubs

Maine officials are opposed to allowing cannabis consumption at the same place where it's purchased, reported Bangor Daily News.

Lawmakers have been trying to amend the law following the legalization of recreational marijuana use in 2016.

Now, a measure from Rep. Lynne Williams (D), which has bipartisan support, reintroduced the concept of so-called social clubs. However, under the new measure marijuana consumption will not be allowed in the shop but instead in a specially separated area.

Still, Maine's attorney general and highway safety bureau are against on-site cannabis consumption. John Hudak, a director of the Office of Cannabis Policy, also has reservations.

"We want to be supportive of the economic development opportunities presented by this expansion of the adult-use cannabis program, but this bill as written is entirely inadequate to serve as the basis for establishing on-premise public consumption sites," Hudak said.

Texans Want Easier Access To Marijuana, Poll Finds

Texans want to see marijuana laws "less strict," according to a new poll released earlier this month.

Fifty-one percent of those taking part in the University of Texas/Texas Politics Project Poll said so, as opposed to 22 percent who said the opposite and 15 percent who wouldn't change …

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