Reminder: Delta-8 products now regulated by MRA

Industrial Hemp Updates

Reminder: Delta-8 products now regulated by MRA

October 12, 2021

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) is reminding industrial hemp growers and processors that beginning October 11, 2021, it is illegal for businesses to manufacture, possess, transfer, inventory, sell, or give away delta-8 THC or THC-O-acetate without proper licensing from the Marijuana Regulatory Agency (MRA).  MDARD’s previous announcement on this issue can be found here.

Due to public health concerns and the need for rigorous testing of intoxicating cannabis compounds, the Michigan Legislature passed legislation categorizing all THC isomers of the cannabis plant (including delta-8 THC and THC-O-acetate) as marijuana. 

House Bills 4744/PA 61 of 2021 and 4741/PA 58 of 2021 have updated the definitions of hemp, marijuana, and THC in Michigan’s hemp processor law (PA 547 of 2014, as amended) and grower law (PA 220 of 2020, as amended).  Once updated versions of the processor and grower laws are posted on the Michigan Legislature website, links at will be updated.

The MRA has created a document with information about delta-8 and has made it available here.  Unlicensed commercial production or sale of delta-8 THC or THC-O-acetate can be reported to the MRA by emailing