This guide walks you through Michigan’s CBD laws and on a federal level.
For recreational marijuana, adults are allowed to possess up to 2.5 ounces of marijuana on their person and up to 10 ounces at home. They’re also allowed to possess no more than 15 grams of marijuana concentrates.
1. Look for the Product’s COA
No. You don’t need to get a medical card to buy hemp-derived CBD oil with less than 0.3% THC. Hemp-derived products are available and legal on a state and federal level.
The popularity of CBD’s health benefits has easily made it a household name, but it’s created a lot of confusion from a legal perspective as well.
Trusted brands upload their products’ laboratory test results on their website as proof of their potency and purity. You’ll see its cannabinoid levels as well and know if the product is really as advertised.
All types of cannabis, including hemp strains that don’t produce enough THC to cause intoxication, were considered illegal under the Federal Controlled Substances Act of 1970. The law categorized all cannabis as Schedule 1, which defined the plant as a highly addictive substance with a high potential for abuse and no accepted medical use.
This legislation also established a state licensing program through the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) for industrial hemp growers, processors, and handlers. However, Michigan’s proposed licensing program has yet to be approved by the USDA. In the meantime, those who wish to grow, process or handle hemp must participate in Michigan’s existing Industrial Hemp Ag-Pilot Program for the 2020 growing season to meet state and federal expectations.
Why is CBD sometimes illegal?
CBD is a non-intoxicating cannabinoid found in cannabis and the second-most prominent in the plant after THC, which is mostly responsible for producing an intoxicating high. CBD can be sourced either from marijuana or hemp plants and has a wide range of potential therapeutic benefits.
Most raw cannabis strains on the market today contain small amounts of CBD, especially compared with THC. But since the cannabinoid has gained considerable attention for its wide range of purported therapeutic benefits, more high-CBD strains have recently been cultivated.
To meet federal legal criteria, CBD oil must contain no more than 0.3 percent THC. Photo by: Gina Coleman/Weedmaps