Local officials are beginning to decide if they want medical marijuana businesses in their communities before the state starts giving out licenses next year. Wochit
The universal symbol is what will have to appear on most medical marijuana products that are sold in Michigan to warn people that the product being sold contains THC, the psychoactive ingredient in cannabis that allows people to get high.(Photo: Dept.)
A green, upside-down triangle with a cannabis leaf in the center will become Michigan’s universal warning sign that a medical marijuana product contains the psychoactive ingredient THC.
The symbol will go on all containers or bags that contain actual marijuana plant materials or marijuana-infused products that are used by medical marijuana card holders to treat the symptoms of a variety of ailments.
The logo, which includes the words “contains THC,” also must carry the following warning: “For use by registered qualifying patients only. Keep out of reach of children. It is illegal to drive a motor vehicle while under the influence of marijuana.”
According to rules adopted by the state Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, each product also must contain the names of the licensees who produced and tested the product, the date of harvest, the name of the strain of marijuana and the concentration of THC — Tetrahydrocannabinol — or CBDs — Cannabidiol. The latter is a cannabis compound that provides medical benefits, but doesn’t contain the psychoactive ingredients contained in THC.
The products must also carry an “activation time,” which will tell people how quickly they can expect to begin to feel the effects of the THC-laden