After a rash of states banned hemp-derived delta-8 THC when the unregulated products took regulators by surprise, Michigan is the first to change the law to regulate the products under its state cannabis regulatory agency.
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Tuesday signed a Michigan legislation package that will regulate hemp-derived delta-8 THC and restrict sales to channels approved for state-legal marijuana, banning the products from being sold in unlicensed retail stores.
Beginning Oct. 11, delta-8 THC products will be covered by Michigan law and regulated by the state’s Marijuana Regulatory Agency.
A package of bills updated the definitions of products derived from cannabis and required that all intoxicating substances must be tested for safety under the MRA’s statewide monitoring system and tracked through the state’s seed-to-sale system.