Michigan Regulates CBD Oil As Marijuana

By Benjie Cooper

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Michigan’s Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) released a bulletin Thursday, May 10, announcing that all cannabis extracts, including cannabidiol (CBD) oil, would be regulated the same.

CBD is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid that can produce dramatic results when used to treat epileptic seizures and other neurological conditions.

According to the announcement, any “possession, purchase, or sale of marihuana or any marihuana product—including CBD—must be done in compliance with the MMMA (Michigan Medical Marijuana Association) and MMFLA (Medical Marijuana Facility Licensing Act).”

The department’s definition of marihuana does not include industrial hemp cultivated for research purposes under Michigan’s Industrial Hemp Research Act from 2014.

Voters legalized medical cannabis in 2008, but the program is undergoing significant changes due to a 2016 law, and the state is processing applications for cultivators, distributors, and sellers. CBD oil will now be regulated under the state’s medical marijuana program.

Michigan will have the chance to legalize recreational marijuana this fall as the State Board of Canvassers recently approved a petition to place an initiative on the November ballot.