Licensing and Regulatory Affairs
October 7, 2021 - Effective Monday, October 11, 2021, all THC products derived from the cannabis plant will be covered by state law and regulated by the state's Marijuana Regulatory Agency (MRA). These products - which were previously available for sale to individuals of all ages by businesses that cannot currently sell licensed marijuana products - will only be made available after appropriate approvals, rigorous testing, and commercial standards that currently protect consumer safety in the legal marijuana marketplace.
To ensure public health and safety, the MRA needs to both confirm that these products are safe for consumption and make sure that the production processes are safe. These products will no longer be available in convenience stores, gas stations, and tobacco/smoke shops throughout the state. All intoxicating substances will be reviewed and analyzed to determine if they need to be safety-tested through the MRA's statewide monitoring system and tracked through the state's seed-to-sale tracking system, including delta-8 THC and THC-O-acetate.
"Michigan's approach to cannabis is a model for the nation in regard to protecting its residents and making sure that those who consume these products do so in a safe manner," said MRA Executive Director Andrew Brisbo. "Moving forward, these intoxicating products will be removed from the unregulated marketplace and placed in a well-regulated and licensed system, restricted to adults, and monitored for safety."
Effective October 11, 2021, it is illegal for businesses to manufacture, possess, transfer, inventory, sell, or give away delta-8 THC or THC-O-acetate without proper licensing and approval from the MRA. Unlicensed commercial production or sale of delta-8 THC or THC-O-acetate can be reported to the MRA by emailing MRA-Enforcement@michigan.gov. The MRA has created a one-page document with information about delta-8 THC and has made it available here.
In addition, effective October 11, 2021: