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The Definition of Marijuana Has Changed in Michigan


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EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 11, 2021 *****

On July 13, 2021, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed legislation making changes to how marijuana is defined and regulated in the state, including products containing synthetic cannabis derivatives.

HB 4517 revised the definition under the Michigan Regulation and Taxation of Marihuana Act (MRTMA) to include all compounds containing more than .3% of THC, and creates a new definition of “THC” that includes any tetrahydrocannabolic acid, including synthetically derived products and isomers.

The definition of “industrial hemp” was also amended in the Act to be consistent with these changes. HB 4740, 4741, 4742, and 4743, amends the Michigan Medical Marijuana Facilities Licensing Act (MMFLA), the Industrial Hemp Growers Act (Public Act 220 of 2020), the Marihuana Tracking Act, and the Public Health Code.

New Definition

As a result of these changes, effective October 11, 2021, products containing more than .3% of any THC product, including synthetically derived Delta-8 THC, will be considered “marijuana” products regulated by the state’s marijuana regulatory structure. 

Marijuana/marihuana is still a Schedule 1 Drug under the Michigan Public Health Code MCL 333.7212.

”Except as provided in subsection (2), Marihuana, including

pharmaceutical-grade cannabis” “(2) Marihuana, including pharmaceutical-grade cannabis, is a schedule 2 controlled substance if it is manufactured, obtained, stored, dispensed, possessed, grown, or disposed of in compliance with this act and as authorized by federal authority.”

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