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Michigan Takes First Steps Toward Rules For Legal Hemp


A state agency has issued its first official advice to help businesses that want to get into the marijuana business.  That’s after voterslegalizedmarijuana in Michigan last November.  

The first bulletin from the Michigan Bureau of Marijuana Regulation deals largely with cannabis oils and lotions that have little to no THC.  The bureau says it’s not going to adopt rules on marijuana products that have miniscule amounts of the compound. 

Josh Hovey with the Michigan Cannabis Industry Association says there are still a lot of details to be dealt with. 

“But this is a good first step.”

Although Michigan voters last November changed state law to allow marijuana, it remains illegal under federal law.

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— Rick Pluta is the Managing Editor and Reporter for the Michigan Public Radio network.  Contact WEMU News at734.487.3363 or email us at studio@wemu.org

Rick Pluta is the managing editor for the Michigan Public Radio Network.
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