LANSING, Mich. — The Michigan Cannabis Manufacturers Association today applauded Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s signing of landmark bipartisan legislation that requires hemp-based Delta 8 THC and all other intoxicants that mimic a cannabis high to be regulated by the Michigan Marijuana Regulatory Agency (MRA).
Gov. Whitmer’s signature of the legislation follows bipartisan approval of the legislation in the House and Senate, and MCMA Executive Director Stephen Linder’s testimony before the Legislature. The legislation was spurred by Delta 8 products flooding the marketplace unchecked, potentially posing serious health risks to consumers.
“We applaud Gov. Whitmer for signing this critical legislation into law, which now requires Delta 8 THC and all other intoxicants that mimic a cannabis high to be regulated by the MRA to help promote the health and safety of all Michiganders,” Linder said. “We would like to again thank bipartisan leadership on this legislation in both the House and Senate, as well as the MRA and U.S. Hemp Roundtable for collaborating with the MCMA on this essential legislation.”
“This law is a major victory for product and consumer safety in Michigan’s regulated cannabis market,” said Shelly Edgerton, MCMA Board Chair. “It takes a giant step toward enforcing the same strict high testing, health and safety guidelines for any product that mimics a cannabis high that is either inhaled or ingested followed by our state’s licensed growers and processors.”
The Michigan Cannabis Manufacturers Association is an association of many of the State’s largest Growers, Processors, and Vertically Integrated Cannabis Licensees. All members of the MCMA must be licensed by the Marijuana Regulatory Agency.