4 Things To Know About Michigan Hemp and CBD Regulations

Since 2008, cannabis laws in Michigan have changed in many ways. Unsurprisingly, it can be hard for business owners and entrepreneurs to keep up.

If you are thinking about selling hemp and CBD products Northville MI, here are four things you should know about state regulations.

1. CBD and Hemp Laws Are Not Marihuana Laws

In the state of Michigan, 0.3% is the magic number when it comes to legalities. If the amount of tetrahydrocannabinol in any hemp or CBD product is above this percentage, then the state’s marihuana regulations will apply. If the THC is below 0.3%, however, marihuana laws will not apply.  

2. Marihuana and Marijuana Are the Same

When you have looked up information about cannabis, you may have seen sources talk about both “marijuana” and “marihuana.” Outside of spelling and popularity of use, there is no difference between the two. “Marijuana” is the common term; “marihuana” is the legal term. Michigan lawmakers decided on the “h” variation because of a historical legal definition already in place.

3. Only Licensed Businesses Can Sell Marihuana Products

If you already sell hemp and CBD products, you may also have an interest in selling marihuana products. Since the state legalized recreational cannabis use in 2018, this might seem like a great idea, but it cannot happen immediately. First, you must have a special license through the Marijuana Regulatory Agency under the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs. 

4. Growing Industrial Hemp Requires a Different License

On the other hand, if your ambitions lie with growing industrial hemp, running this kind of enterprise entails having another kind of license entirely. Rather than a selling license, hemp growers must obtain licensure through the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development.

If you are looking to jump into this new and exciting industry, there has never been a better time to do so. With that said, it is important to make sure you are familiar with any regulations that may impact you or your business.