hemp and cbd laws www.micannabislaywer.com

If you are interested in Michigan hemp and CBD laws give the Michigan Cannabis Lawyers a call today to schedule a consultation. 517-512-8364

MDARD reminder: Growing hemp to be sold as plant starts

As hemp growers prepare for planting season, the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) is reminding those interested in growing hemp to be sold as plant starts, also known as propagative stock, to remember:

  • You are required to hold a Hemp Grower Registration to grow hemp, of any quantity and to any plant growth stage. Click here for an application.
  • You are required to hold a Hemp Processor-Handler License from the Cannabis Regulatory Agency to process, handle, transport, market, broker, or sell hemp plants (or seed). Click here for the processor-handler application.
  • Hemp Processor-Handlers cannot sell viable hemp plants (or seed) to the public. Hemp Processor-Handlers can sell viable hemp only to registered Hemp Growers or other licensed Hemp Processor-Handlers.
  • Like any hemp crop, each lot of contiguously planted hemp of each variety must be sampled and tested by MDARD prior to being harvested, which includes gathering up immature plants for sale or movement off the grower’s registered growing locations. Click here for steps to request preharvest sampling.
  • Registered growers can also sign up for Performance-Based Sampling (PBS) of immature plants. Instead of paying for MDARD to sample and test lots every time a grower has a batch of immature plants ready for sale, a grower participating in PBS requests sampling of each variety only once per year. If a variety complies with THC testing, no additional sampling is required for the year.
    • Note: Federal and state law allow for PBS plans but otherwise require sampling and testing for THC compliance, even of immature plants. More information about requesting PBS can be found here. MDARD expects to adjust PBS over time with United States Department of Agriculture approval as more data becomes available.
  • Recordkeeping is required. All growers must maintain records showing the name and address of the supplier from whom seed or starts were purchased. Maintain seed labels and Certificates of Analysis, particularly if you are interested in Performance-Based Sampling.

This information is current as of March 2, 2023.

For more information about Michigan hemp licensing for growing and/or processing, and help with licensing applications and associated laws and regulations, please reach Michigan Cannabis Lawyers at (517) 512-8364.

MI Cannabis Regulatory Agency withdraws request for hemp-conversion rulemaking

April 15, 2022 – Lansing, Michigan:

Michigan’s Cannabis Regulatory Agency (formerly Marijuana Regulatory Agency) announced its intent to withdraw proposed rulemaking request to allow licensed conversions of hemp-based CBD to D9 THC due to negative feedback:

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 for Marihuana Businesses (2021-92 LR), the Cannabis Regulatory Agency (CRA) has withdrawn this request for rulemaking. The CRA will submit a new request for rulemaking for the Industrial Hemp Rules for Marihuana Businesses rule set to propose the limit(s) on total THC for industrial hemp products as required by recent legislative updates to the Michigan Regulation and Taxation of Marihuana Act (MRTMA).

Follow Michigan Cannabis Lawyers on Instagram @micannabislawyers to stay informed on updates to Michigan cannabis and hemp licensing laws and practices.

Michigan Hemp supplier license [Watch this space]

Attention #Michigan Hemp growers and clone nurseries: A recent update from the Marijuana Regulatory Agency (available here: https://www.michigan.gov/mra/ero-hemp-transition-faqs) indicates that MDARD (Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development) will soon be working to introduce a Hemp Supplier license.

If you are interested in clone shipping and hemp shipping in or from Michigan, get with Michigan Cannabis Lawyers for more details and advice on staying in full compliance with rapidly changing Michigan laws. Call us at (517) 512-8364.


Veterinarians May Now Consult With Pet Owners Regarding THC and CBD

Governor Whitmer recently signed into law House Bill 5085 which now allows veterinarians to consult with pet owners in regards to administering marijuana or industrial hemp to their pets .  Prior to House Bill 5085 veterinarians were at risk of loosing their veterinarian license if they consulted with pet owners regarding marijuana or industrial hemp. Although industrial hemp is legal under federal laws, marijuana remains illegal as it is a schedule one controlled substance.   Industrial hemp would refer to cannabis or cannabis products that contain less than .3% delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).

Currently the market for industrial hemp primarily focuses on cannabidiol (CBD).  CBD has been shown to be beneficial in treating or assisting with the treatment of a wide variety of medical issues that affect our pets.  Many pet owners were currently were administering CBD to their dogs to treat conditions like epilepsy or arthritis but without the consultation or advice of their veterinarian.  Now both pet owners and veterinarians can engage in a free and open dialogue regarding the medical use of marihuana and industrial hemp.  This could also be a benefit to the businesses of veterinarians who decide to embrace industrial hemp and offer the products at their office.

If you are a veterinarian or pet owner and have questions on how this new law impacts you or your pet please give us a call at the Michigan Cannabis Lawyers. (517)-512-8364.

hemp license in Michigan www.micannnabislawyer.com

Hemp License in Michigan – New Hemp Program Allows for Licenses

Hemp License in Michigan Information

The State of Michigan Department of Agriculture & Rural Development (MDARD) recently announced a pilot program for industrial hemp.

This new program comes after President Trump signed the 2018 Federal Farm Bill into law which provided a framework for the states to create and regulate hemp industries.

Read more