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Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development Hemp FAQ

December 23, 2019 - <>

Download MDARD FAQ on Hemp Licensing and Regulation

Hemp (also known as industrial hemp) is one of the largest new opportunities for growers in Michigan due to its recent legalization by the 2018 U.S. Farm Bill. Hemp is Cannabis (Cannabis sativa L.) that has less than 0.3% THC, the psychoactive component. Hemp is cultivated to produce fiber, grain, biomass or non-intoxicating medicinal compounds such as cannabidiol (CBD).

Details on Michigan’s regulatory process are available on MDARD’s Industrial Hemp in Michigan website.


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