Those products are only available for purchase in medical marijuana dispensaries for now by those who have medical marijuana cards. But once recreational marijuana sales begin early next year, the products will be available to everyone 21 and older.
Is it legal in Michigan ? Yes — with limits. The CBD market took off last December, after Congress approved the 2018 Farm Bill, which made it legal for U.S. farmers to grow hemp, the low-THC part of the cannabis plant from which CBD is derived.
In states where cannabis is legal, there is usually a minimum age requirement of 18 to 21 for purchasing, says Dr. Chen. CBD products appearing on store shelves, however, often carry no age restriction, he says. Some CBD marketers go out of their way to note that their products don't contain the psychoactive THC.
CBD is currently not considered GRAS, as of 3/29/19. In Michigan, any food production falls under the Michigan Food Law and the licensing requirements within the law. Growing industrial hemp will require a license from the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD).