LARA Bulletin regarding CBD and Hemp

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Cannabidiol (“CBD”) and Industrial Hemp (“Hemp”) Products

Michigan – Based on the statutory definitions related to “marihuana” found in the Michigan Public Health Code (Act 368 of 1978), the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act (MMMA), and the Medical Marihuana Facilities Licensing Act (MMFLA), any extracts of marihuana or extracts of the marihuana plant will continue to be treated as marihuana.

The possession, purchase, or sale of marihuana or any marihuana product – including CBD – must be done in compliance with the MMMA and MMFLA.

The cannabis plant has over 100 cannabinoids – one of which is cannabidiol (CBD). Cannabinoids are most abundant in the flowering tops, resin, and leaves of the cannabis plant and are not found in parts of the cannabis plant that are excluded from the definition of marihuana, except for trace amounts – typically, only parts per million – that may be found where small quantities of resin adhere to the surface of seeds and mature stalk, not within the seeds nor the mature stalk. If cannabidiol is found on the seeds or stalks, it is found only as a result of contact with the resin produced by the cannabis plant.

The entire Advisory Bulletin is available at the following link.