New Rules for Marijuana Edibles: Did Your Favorite Food Make the Cut?
Which marijuana edibles will be allowed under the new medical marijuana rules?
Non-refrigerated edibles are allowed. Foods that require refrigeration will not be.
Why is that? Refrigerated foods tend to produce unhealthy microorganisms – that’s why they need refrigeration to keep the toxins in check.
These new rules are a part of the new Medical Marihuana Facilities Licensing Act, which governs the expanded medical marijuana industry in Michigan.
The list below shows what can and cannot be sold under the new medical marijuana law:
Food That May Be Sold as Edibles
- Cookies, muffins, cakes (presumably brownies would be included)
- Fruit jams and jellies that can be stored at room termperature
- Sweets and confections (that don’t have alcohol)
- Dry herbs, herb mixtures, dip and soup mixes
- Granola, coated/uncoated nuts
- Dehydrated vegetables and fruits
- Chocolate covered pretzels, marshmallows, graham crackers, and cereal bars
- Dried pasta (with or without eggs)
- Roasted coffee beans or ground roasted coffee
- Vinegars and flavored vinegars
Foods That Cannot Be Sold As Edibles
- Ice and ice products including ice cream
- Garlic in oil mixtures
- Pies and cakes that require refrigeration, such as pumpkin, custard, lemon meringue, banana cream
- Cheesecake and cakes with glaze or frosting that require refrigeration
- Vegetable jams and jellies such as hot pepper jelly
- Milk and dairy products, such as butter, cheese, and yogurt
- Focaccia style breads with fresh vegetables and / or cheese
- Canned fruit or vegetable butters like pumpkin or apple butter
- Cut melons
- Caramel apples
- Fish and fish products like smoked fish
- Meat and meat products, such as fresh and dried meats (jerky)
- Cut tomatoes and chopped or shredded leafy greens
- Products made with cooked vegetable products that are not canned
Foods That Need Additional Processing to be Shelf Stable
- Canned fruits and vegetables like salsa and canned peaches
- Canned pickled products like corn relist, pickles, and sauerkraut
- All beverages, including fruit and vegetable juices, Kombucha tea and apple cider
- Sauces and condiments, including barbecue sauce, hot sauce, mustard, and ketchup
November is Coming Soon
Michigan voters will decide whether to legalize recreational marijuana in the next election. The implications are huge, both for individuals and the marijuana industry. The rules put in place now for medical marijuana will eventually convert to legalized marijuana.
Sam Bernstein is an Ann Arbor Attorney focusing on Criminal Defense and Marijuana Law.
ArborYpsi Law is located at 4158 Washtenaw Ave., Ann Arbor, MI 48108.