The Michigan Cannabis Manufacturers Association today applauded the Michigan House Regulatory Reform Committee’s unanimous approval of a package of bills requiring hemp-based Delta 8 THC and all other intoxicants that mimic a cannabis high to be regulated by the Michigan Marijuana Regulatory Agency.
Committee approval of the bills follows MCMA Executive Director Stephen Linder’s testimony on the legislation earlier this month. The bills, which now advance to the House floor, were spurred by Delta 8 products flooding the marketplace unchecked.
“We applaud the House Regulatory Reform Committee for taking this major step toward requiring all products that mimic a cannabis high to be regulated by the MRA to promote the health and safety of all Michiganders,” Linder said. “Any product considered medicine should adhere to the same health and safety standards as medicines dispensed in pharmacies. Currently, these products are available to anyone and can be found in gas stations, party stores and smoke and vape shops. We appreciate the committee’s attention to this pressing issue and look forward to full House consideration of this critical legislation.”
Michigan is not alone in wanting to address this imminent public health crisis. Twelve states have at least temporarily banned Delta 8 THC products, including Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, Kentucky, Idaho, Iowa, Mississippi, Montana, Rhode Island and Utah. North Dakota, Alabama and Oregon are also considering Delta 8 product bans.