March 29, 2019 – The Marijuana Regulatory Agency (MRA) and the Michigan Dept of Agriculture & Rural Development (MDARD) issued joint guidance today regarding CBD (cannabidiol) and industrial hemp.
Michigan Offers Guidance on CBD and Industrial Hemp
From the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development:
Questions regarding marijuana should be directed to MRA:
Media Contact: LARA Communications 517-335-LARA (5272)
Email: [email protected]
That means Michiganders are not required to have a medical marijuana card to get CBD oil and other industrial hemp products.
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The legislation passed, Public Act 642 of 2018, clarifies that CBD oil and other products derived from hemp fall under the definition of industrial hemp, and not the definition of marijuana.
“Many people use CBD oil derived from hemp to treat pain, anxiety and depression, and to reduce the prevalence of epileptic seizures,” Joe Brown, a farmer in Saranac who makes hemp wellness products said in a statement.
Under this legislation, CBD oil and other products derived from hemp would not fall under Michigan Medical Marijuana regulations.