Michigan regulators say products made from CBD will now be covered under medical marijuana laws.
CBD products can be sold only to patients who possess a Michigan medical marijuana card.
“We were getting a lot of questions regarding CBDs and what licensees can and can’t do, and do you have to be licensed to sell it or not,” a spokesman for Michigan Bureau of Medical Marihuana Regulation told the Metro Times.
The agency, referencing the Industrial Hemp Research Act, also noted that industrial hemp – which can be used to produce CBD – is limited “to cultivation or research and does not authorize its sale or transfer.”
Michigan voters approved medical marijuana for certain conditions in 2008, but the program is transitioning to a more tightly regulated system under a 2016 state law.
Facing a June 15 deadline to enact the program’s new rules, regulators are sifting through hundreds of applications to grow, sell or transport marijuana.