And once again, the deadline was foiled late Thursday by Court of Claims Judge Stephen Borrello,who signed a temporary restraining order, blocking the state from shutting down the dispensaries.
The practical implications of the memo sent out by LARA:
CBD is the non-psychoactive ingredient of cannabis plants and can be extracted from the two strains of cannabis, both hemp and marijuana. Most CBD products, ranging from tinctures, lotions, oils and even water, are derived from the hemp plant because it has much lower concentrations of THC, the psychoactive component that provides the high for users.
New rules for the regulation of CBD products in Michigan could make the pain and anxiety relievers more widely available to the general public without the fear that the oils, creams, tinctures and lotions are illegal.
A reprieve for unlicensed dispensaries
A Friday memo from the state Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs is trying to remove some of the confusion surrounding products infused with cannabidiol, better known as CBD, which is a part of the cannabis plant that is becoming a widely used pain and anxiety reliever without the high generally associated with marijuana.
For the fifth time, the state has tried to order unlicensed dispensaries to shut down until they get a license from the state. The latest deadline was set for Monday, when the state was prepared to send cease and desist letters to the 50 or so unlicensed dispensaries.
“What we’re trying to do is offer some clarity,” said Andrew Brisbo, director of the Bureau of Marijuana Regulation. “We still get tons of questions about CBD products. There is a lack of understanding on the legal definitions of the plants.”
The products are touted, mostly anecdotally, for doing everything from providing relief from chronic pain and anxiety, making your skin smooth and silky, and calming down skittish pets.
So LARA will not enforce the March 31 deadline and the unlicensed dispensaries will be able to continue operating. The state also will continue to allow licensed dispensaries to buy marijuana that is grown by caregivers, who are registered by the state and have been allowed to grow up to 12 plants for each of five medical marijuana cardholders. That caregiver product has been supplementing medical marijuana dispensary shelves as licensed growers begin operating, planting and ultimately harvesting mature marijuana, a process that can take up to six months.
CBD Shops in Westland, Garden City, and Livonia
Metro Smokers Shop (8155 N Middlebelt Rd, Westland, MI 48185) is a 4.5-star rated location with premium CBD oil products, liquids and powders, kratom caps, creams, accessories, and much more. The owner and staff are friendly and eager to help customers navigate the store’s selection. Reviewers also note that Metro has some of the lowest prices around; on Yelp, there are numerous promotions, including a a $10 for $15 voucher, %15 discount, and gift certificate. Open seven days a week: Monday-Saturday 9AM-8PM; Sunday 10AM-7PM.
Cafe Liv & Wellness (603 E William St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104) is located in the heart of Ann Arbor, one of the most popular and best CBD shops in the state. With a 4-star rating, customers can find CBD products, e-juices, e-liquids, topicals, lotions, tinctures, and more. Prices are affordable, and the staff are friendly and helpful. Open seven days a week, no appointments necessary: Monday-Saturday 11AM-9PM; Sunday 9AM-7PM.
The Jazz Club Detroit (16890 Telegraph Rd, Detroit, MI 48219) is one of the most popular CBD shops in Detroit, with a perfect 5-star rating, thanks to its wide variety of premium CBD products available at some of the best prices in the city. Established in 2015, the shop offers CBD oil pens, waxes, concentrates, capsules, and more. The staff is highly knowledgeable and happy to answer any and all of your questions about CBD oil products in general and Jazz Club’s selection. The shop also offers daily specials worth keeping an eye on, so be sure to check their website and social media feeds for the best deals. Open seven days a week, no appointments required: Monday-Sunday 10AM-8PM.
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Located conveniently right on 8 Mile Rd., King Seaweed (3600 E 8 Mile Rd, Detroit, MI 48234) offers topical and homeopathic CBD oil products, in addition to accessories, edibles, and more. With a wall-to-wall selection, customers are sure to appreciate the shop’s excellent inventory and hand-picked, premium CBD oils. Open seven days a week, no appointments required: Monday-Sunday 10AM-8PM.
CBD Shops in Ann Arbor
Ann Arbor has two great CBD shops.
Are you looking for places to buy CBD oil in Michigan? We’ve got you covered. Below you’ll find our review of places you can buy CBD in Michigan, with a focus on the Detroit metropolitan area. You can also order CBD oil products online.
Medical marijuana use was first legalized in Michigan in 2008. Recreational marijuana use was approved towards the end of 2018. As of right now, only one dispensary has opened its doors, but there are undoubtedly more on the way. Due to recreational marijuana use being legal for those over the age of 21, marijuana-derived CBD products are also legal if you’re of age. If you’re not of age, you can’t use marijuana-derived CBD recreationally; however, you may be eligible for a medical marijuana license which would grant you access. Marijuana-derived CBD is the same as hemp-derived CBD, though, so this isn’t something you need to worry about.
CBD Shops in Detroit
There are a couple CBD oil shops in Detroit worth checking out.