Michigan Takes First Steps Toward Rules For Legal Hemp

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A state agency has issued its first official advice to help businesses that want to get into the marijuana business.  That’s after voters legalized marijuana 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. Non-commercial, fact based reporting is made possible by your financial support.  Make your donation to WEMU today to keep your community NPR station thriving. Like 89.1 WEMU on Facebook and follow us on Twitter — Rick Pluta is the Managing Editor and Reporter for the Michigan Public Radio network.  Contact WEMU News at 734.487.3363 or email us at studio@wemu.org President Donald Trump revved up his supporters in Grand Rapids last night on issues ranging from the Mueller investigationto health care.to immigration. Proposed new standards for teaching history and social studies in Michigan would include references to abortion, climate change, and gay rights.  The new standards have been at the center of political battles at the elected state Board of Education. Michigan will move on its own to establish state drinking water standards for PFAS chemicals.  That order came yesterday from Governor Gretchen Whitmer. In November, Michigan voters approved Proposal 1.  It legalizes recreational use of marijuana.  Throughout the year, the state began licensing medical marijuana dispensaries.  It’s going to take some time, but in the not-so-distant future, Michigan will have a fully realized marijuana industry.  WEMU’s David Fair takes a look at the year in marijuana that was 2018 with an eye towards 2019. Michigan Takes First Steps Toward Rules For Legal Hemp

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