(CBS DETROIT) – Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed Senate Invoice 0816 on Wednesday which updates Michigan’s Industrial Hemp Growers Act.
Key revisions and updates to the state’s Industrial Hemp Growers Act embody the next:
- The hemp harvest window has elevated from 15 to 30 days.
- The grower registration cycle has been modified from December 1 – November 30 to February 1 – January 31. This implies grower registrations already issued for the 2021 rising season might be legitimate till January 31, 2022.
- USDA modified sampling provisions permiting states to develop performance-based sampling necessities. This added flexibility lets MDARD take into accounts variables akin to seed certification, grower compliance, selection efficiency, and so on. when growing its sampling plan.
- Growers can now remediate non-compliant hemp as an alternative of disposing of it. Particular choices for remediation are recognized and require put up remediation sampling to make sure compliance with acceptable THC ranges.
- The negligence threshold has been raised from 0.5 p.c to 1 p.c, and the utmost variety of negligent violations a grower can obtain in a rising season (a calendar yr) has been restricted to 1.
- Efficient December 31, 2022, all laboratories testing industrial hemp, together with these laboratories testing hemp all through the rising season to monitor THC ranges, have to be registered with the US Drug Enforcement Company.
The total senate invoice may be discovered right here.
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