Is Delta-9 Legal in Michigan?

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You may know that in the great state of Michigan, the recreational use of cannabis was legalized just a few years ago. However, for many people new to the world of hemp and cannabis, all of the different terms used can be somewhat confusing.

For instance, one term you might hear being used often is Delta-9 THC. Well, for the record, Delta-9 THC is just the regular form of THC that most cannabis plants come with. This is by far the most commonly occurring type of THC.

As you might know, the federal government has specific laws regarding cannabinoids, specifically Delta-9 THC. As you'll discover further below, Delta-9 THC can be legal at a federal level, so long as it meets certain requirements.

On that note, this is also true of Delta-9 THC in the state of Michigan. As long as the products in question meet certain standards and limits as set out by the 2018 Farm Bill, and by the Michigan State legislature, it should be legal at the state level. Let's take a closer look at the issue of the legality of Delta-9 THC in Michigan State.

Delta-9 THC and the Federal Law

According to federal law, Delta-9 THC across the country may be legal. First, Delta-9 THC which comes from cannabis plants is not considered legal. In general, cannabis plants are not considered legal at the federal level, and this is because they contain very high levels of Delta-9 THC.

However, on the other hand, any cannabinoid products or hemp products that contain less than 0.3% Delta-9 THC, are considered legal, so long as the Delta-9 THC is hemp-derived. In other words, instead of extracting the Delta-9 THC directly from cannabis plants, CBD must be extracted from hemp plants and then turned into Delta-9 THC.

Either way, any cannabinoid product, such as an edible, may not contain more than 0.3% Delta-9 THC by dry weight. This means that a product that weighs one gram in total may not contain more than 3 milligrams of Delta-9 THC. The takeaway here is that Delta-9 THC is federally legal as long as it is derived from the hemp plant and only present in very minute quantities.

Michigan State Delta-9-THC Laws

Michigan State decided to fall in line with the 2018 farm bill, meaning that Delta-9 THC should also be legal as long as it meets the requirements as set out above.

However, in 2018, Michigan also created its own law, the Michigan Regulation and Taxation of Marijuana Act, which passed with a whopping 56% of the vote.

This officially began the state-licensed sale of recreational cannabis in December 2019. This took things one step further because this removed milligram or percentage limits of Delta-9 THC in various products such as edibles.

Anyone who is 21 years or older may purchase up to 2.5 ounces of cannabis (with Delta-9 THC), possess up to 10 ounces of cannabis flower in a secure location, or up to 15 grams of cannabis concentrate.

So, whereas Delta-9 THC is only legal at a federal level so long as it is hemp-derived and is present in dry weight concentrations of 0.3% or less, the State of Michigan itself imposes no such limitation. In Michigan, you can have up to 10 ounces or 280 grams of Delta-9 THC, whether from cannabis or hemp plants, without any restrictions on Delta-9 THC levels.

Here’s the Official Law


Section 333.27955. Sec. 5.

 “ 1. Notwithstanding any other law or provision of this act, and except as otherwise provided in section 4 of this act, the following acts by a person 21 years of age or older are not unlawful, are not an offense, are not grounds for seizing or forfeiting property, are not grounds for arrest, prosecution, or penalty in any manner, are not grounds for search or inspection, and are not grounds to deny any other right or privilege:

  (a) except as permitted by subdivision (b), possessing, using or consuming, internally possessing, purchasing, transporting, or processing 2.5 ounces or less of marihuana, except that not more than 15 grams of marihuana may be in the form of marihuana concentrate;”

Is Delta-9 a Controlled Substance in Michigan?

Thanks to the Michigan Regulation and Taxation of Marijuana Act, Delta-9 is not considered a controlled substance in Michigan, and neither is regular recreational cannabis. The State of Michigan does not define cannabis as having a higher-than-average potential for abuse and is therefore not classified as a controlled substance.

Delta-9-THC Possession Limits in Michigan

There are no possession limits of Delta-9 THC in the state of Michigan. If we are talking about possession limits for cannabis, adults can transport or possess up to 2.5 oz at any time, and keep up to 10 oz at home in a secure area. If we are talking about cannabis concentrates, the legal limit in Michigan is 15 grams.

Yes, Delta-9 THC and cannabis are 100% completely legal in the state of Michigan (as long as you don’t possess more than 2.5 ounces (or up to 10 ounces in a secure location). Click here to find out if Delta-10 is legal in Texas, here to find out if hemp flower is legal in Texas, and here to find out if Delta-9 is legal in Alabama. Here is also a list of where Delta-9 is legal.

Where to Buy Delta-9 in Michigan

If you want to buy Delta-9 THC in Michigan, your local dispensaries are one of your best bets. However, if you’d like to order online, we here at Botany Farms have got you covered. 

We have a fantastic selection of products to choose from, including our best-selling Delta-9 Mixed Flavor Microdose Gummies, these slightly more potent Delta-9 Mixed Flavor Gummies (10mg), and these Blue Raspberry Delta-9 THC Gummies.

Final Thoughts

Just beware that as a resident of Michigan, while cannabis and Delta-9 THC are legal in the State, the federal government (and other States) don’t all agree. 

The federal government says that Delta-9 is only legal if it is hemp-derived and present in concentrations under 0.3%, whereas Michigan law states that you can possess up to 2.5 ounces of cannabis (or 10 ounces securely at home), regardless of the milligram content of Delta-9 THC. 

So, although it is very unlikely that the federal authorities will come after you, beware that federal law is very different from state law.

Delta-9 THC in Michigan: Frequently Asked Questions

Let's wrap things up by quickly answering all of your most pressing questions about Delta-9 THC.

Is Delta-9 Stronger Than Delta-8?

Yes, Delta-9 THC is stronger than Delta-8 THC, roughly twice as potent.

What is a Delta-9 High Like?

A Delta-9 THC high may be characterized by a body high and a cerebral high. This may include feeling heavy, tingling, sedated, hungry, happy, euphoric, relaxed, talkative, giggly, and more.

How High Does Delta-9 Get You?

Delta-9 THC is one of the more potent cannabinoids contained in the cannabis plant and does therefore get you quite high. 5 milligrams or 10 milligrams should be enough for most people.

Is Delta-9 Legal in Canada?

Yes, Delta-9 THC is legal in Canada.

Can You Take Delta-9 On a Plane?

As long as you adhere to federal limits, you should be able to take Delta-9 THC on an airplane in the USA.

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