Michigan Nuggets: New Delta-8 regs and a suspended license

Michigan creates regulation for all Tetrahydrocannabinols

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed into law yesterday a package of bills moving Delta-8 THC and other cannabinoids into the same regulatory framework as traditional Delta-9 THC. The eight bills, led by HB 4517, and sponsored by Rep. Rabhi and Rep. Jim Lilly (R-Holland), would revise the definition of Tetrahydrocannabinols (THC) more broadly so that not only Delta-9 THC is covered but any THC product the MRA determines has a potential for abuse. Passage of this legislation was one of Michigan Marijuana Regulatory Agency Director Andrew Brisbo’s stated top goals for 2021.

[Read the state’s bill analysis.]

MRA suspends cannabis processor’s license

Michigan’s cannabis regulator suspended a Bay City processor’s license after a series of heath and compliance violations, including an employee licking a spatula and dipping her bare fingers into product at least ten times, and the company setting aside a group of completed product so they are not included in a laboratory’s test group, according to a press release from the Marijuana Regulatory Agency. The company, 3843 Euclid LLC, had its license suspended in August 2020 for the licking incident, but the company was found to have additional infractions in Spring 2021, leading to its summary suspension with no set end date.