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CRA adjusts tincture definitions, ups maximum THC in edibles

Studies have shown that the levels of THC, the main psychoactive compound in pot, rose dramatically in the U.S. from 1995 to 2017.
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Studies have shown that the levels of THC, the main psychoactive compound in pot, rose dramatically in the U.S. from 1995 to 2017.

Recreational cannabis users in Michigan may see the overall THC content of their edible products doubling in the coming months.

The state's Cannabis Regulatory Agency — or CRA — is raising the maximum THC content for adult-use edibles to 200 milligrams per package.

Shelly Edgerton is the board chair of the Michigan Cannabis Manufacturers Association.

She says the changes started with a conversation over tinctures and oils that had fallen into a regulatory grey area.

"We definitely have an evolution of products on a constant basis and sometimes, you know, I believe CRA's just not caught up yet to what's common practice, but they started to require enforcement against some licensees, so a lot of processors brought this to attention."

The state's new rules also set guidance for what those oils and tinctures can contain.