State Rep. Steve Johnson’s legislation protecting the use of cannabidiol (CBD) oil derived from hemp in Michigan has been signed into law.
“CBD oil derived from hemp doesn’t get you high,” Johnson said. “It contains no more than 0.3 percent Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). But the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs decided last summer to start classifying it the same way they do marijuana, which contains 5 to 35 percent THC.”
Johnson’s legislation clarified that CBD oil and other products derived from hemp fall under the definition of industrial hemp, instead of the definition of marihuana. This prevents a scenario where a medical marijuana card could be required to possess industrial hemp products.
“Many people use CBD oil derived from hemp to treat pain, anxiety and depression, and to reduce the prevalence of epileptic seizures,” said Joe Brown, a farmer in Saranac who makes hemp wellness products. “Hemp is fundamentally different from marijuana, and I’m grateful to Rep. Johnson for his work to ensure this is reflected in Michigan law.”
Johnson’s House Bill 6331 is now Public Act 62 of 2018.
Michigan’s House Oversight Committee heard testimony today on House Bill 4667, which would prohibit state and local governments from requiring vaccine passports. “Government should not be dividing us into two classes of people based on a personal medical choice”, said Oversight Chair Steve Johnson. “This legislation is an important step towards protecting the rights of the people of Michigan.”
Rep. Johnson, Chairman of the House Oversight Committee, talks about the issuance of a subpoena Thursday for the appearance of former MDHHS Director Robert Gordon. Rep. Johnson says the Committee needs to pursue answers from Gordon after it came to light that he received $155,000 in exchange for his signing of a confidential non-disclosure agreement […]
House Oversight Committee Chairman Steve Johnson talks about Thursday’s committee testimony from former Department of Health and Human Services Director Robert Gordon about his departure from the administration in January and the ensuing $155,000 settlement agreement. Rep. Johnson argues the agreement violated the Michigan Constitution.
Under the direction of Chairman Steve Johnson, the House Oversight Committee has issued a subpoena for the appearance of former MDHHS Director Robert Gordon. The Committee recently received subpoena power to investigate non-disclosure payments and separation agreements between state employees and their employers. Rep. Steve Johnson, Chairman of the Oversight Committee, has pursued answers from […]