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Michigan marijuana regulators halt plan to allow hemp conversion to THC


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Michigan regulators on Friday, April 15, axed a plan to allow hemp to be synthetically converted to THC, the high-inducing compound in marijuana.

“After receiving a significant amount of public comment regarding safety concerns and the lack of scientific and public health data related to the conversion process outlined in the proposed industrial hemp rules … the Cannabis Regulatory Agency (CRA) has withdrawn this request for rulemaking,” the agency announced Friday.

The decision comes two days after the licensing body was renamed from the Marijuana Regulatory Agency and assumed authority over hemp-derived products. Currently, licensed businesses are permitted to extract THC oil from marijuana. Allowing hemp plants to be converted into oils that produce almost the exact same effects could put those existing producers out of business

Read More at MLive

Related: THC from hemp may soon compete with marijuana

The post Michigan marijuana regulators halt plan to allow hemp conversion to THC appeared first on Michigan Medical Marijuana.

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