Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed multiple cannabis-related bills into law July 13, including one that aims to regulate the sale of delta-8 THC in the state.
The cannabis compound has been loosely regulated in the state thus far, MLive.com reported, with gas stations, online vendors and other retailers selling delta-8 THC products without the licensing, testing and other regulations that govern Michigan’s legal cannabis market.
Under the new law, however, businesses will not be able to sell delta-8 products without proper licensing from the Michigan Marijuana Regulatory Agency, and products must be tracked and tested like any other cannabis product. The new law also bars businesses without state cannabis licenses from producing and selling any other potentially intoxicating cannabis compounds, MLive.com reported.
As previously reported by Hemp Grower, 15 states have issued outright bans on delta-8 THC, while six additional states have pending legislation to regulate the cannabinoid.