Summary: Michigan

Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs

Edible Marihuana Products (August 17, 2018)
www.michigan.gov/documents/lara/08.17.18.edible.marihuana.bulletin_630460_7.pdf
The bulletin outlines a list of edible marihuana products that may be produced under the MMFLA.  The bulletin also indicates that only a processor may produce an edible marihuana product that does not need refrigeration for safety.

Banned Pesticide Active Ingredient List (August 15, 2018)
www.michigan.gov/documents/lara/Department_Banned_Pesticide_Active_Ingredient_List_620039_7.pdf
Bulletin contains the list of pesticide active ingredients that are forbidden to be used in the cultivation of Marijuana. Use of unauthorized pesticide active ingredients and failed pesticide chemical tests will be referred to the LARA-BMMR Enforcement Section for investigation and inspection. This may result in sanctions, including, but not limited to, license denial, limitation, fines, revocation, suspension, nonrenewal, administrative holds, and orders to cease operations.

Safety Compliance Facility Information (August 15, 2018)
www.michigan.gov/documents/lara/FINAL.TESTING.GUIDE_630223_7.pdf
Published guidelines for licensed safety compliance facilities.  The guidance provides detailed information on the regulatory expectations for sampling including collection, preparation, forwarding sample to primary or retesting safety compliance facility, quality assurance / quality control, education / training of samplers, auditing checklists and safety tests and limits.  Firms will need to establish procedures, training, and books and records to satisfy the regulatory requirements

THCA Chrystals and Diamonds (August 10, 2018)
www.michigan.gov/documents/lara/THCACrystals-Diamonds_629926_7.pdf
The Bureau of Medical Marijuana Regulation's Emergency rules requires processors to ensure that the process and systems used for the extraction of cannabis oils is performed using approved and listed equipment.  Applicants and licensed processors performing unapproved extraction methods, including the unapproved method for creating THCA Crystals / Diamonds will be referred to the LARA-BMRR Enforcement Section for investigation and inspection.

MOISHA Medical Marijuana Industry Fact Sheet
www.michigan.gov/documents/lara/lara_miosha_cet0198_618119_7.pdf
The MOISHA Fact Sheet provides an overview of the safety and health risks that may be present in the cultivation, processing and sale of marijuana.  These risks can be identified by using the Safety and Health Management System that used 5 core elements including management commitment and planning, employee involvement, safety and health training, worksite analysis and hazard prevention and control.  

30 Day Transition Period (July 17, 2018)
www.michigan.gov/documents/lara/30-Day_Transition_Period_627815_7.pdf
Emergency Rule 20 allows for a transition period of 30 calendar days during which marihuana product can be entered into the statewide monitoring system to ensure statewide tracking. These 30 days begin on the day a state operating license is issued to a licensee for the first time (the only exception is for additional licenses issued to the same license holder for a stacked license after a first license has already been issued).

LARA Director Approves Eleven New Debilitating Medical Conditions For Michigan Medical Marihuana Patients
www.michigan.gov/lara/0,4601,7-154-79571-472399--,00.html