Since December 20, 2018, when the Federal Government officially legalized the production of industrial hemp, which is defined as the cannabis plant with less than .3% THC, our firm has been flooded with questions about obtaining licenses for growing and processing industrial hemp, and how that can be done in Michigan. At first, many people felt that, simply because the Federal government passed the Farm Bill, the State of Michigan’s laws regarding industrial hemp growing, processing and distribution were “pre-empted.” Such notions were not correct. However, the Michigan legislature also took actions, and has set the table for State licensing for industrial hemp growers, processors and testers. However, there are a number of rules and regulations that will apply, and which currently apply, to hemp production of which anyone in the industry must be aware.
Source: Fowler & Williams
Michigan’s Industrial Hemp Market: An Update