North Dakota Medical Cannabis Business & Marijuana Legal News

Acreage, Harvest win medical cannabis dispensary licenses in North Dakota

A couple of large, multistate players won North Dakota’s first medical marijuana dispensary licenses, snagging permits for the state’s two biggest cities as the industry edges closer to launching operations by late this year or early 2019. A state review panel awarded dispensary licenses in: Fargo: The permit went to Acreage North Dakota, which is […]

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Chart: Strong support for marijuana legalization ballot initiatives ahead of 2018 election

This has the possibility to be another banner year for the cannabis legalization movement, with up to six states potentially legalizing some form of cannabis by the end of 2018. Vermont and Oklahoma already passed legalization measures earlier in the year, for recreational and medical marijuana, respectively. Meanwhile, advocates in Missouri and Utah gathered enough […]

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Former North Dakota AG leads new group opposing legalized marijuana

As North Dakota voters look to decide whether to approve adult-use cannabis in the state’s November general election, opposition is mounting. Former North Dakota Attorney General Bob Wefald is reportedly leading a statewide campaign against Measure 3, the ballot initiative to legalize recreational marijuana. Fargo TV station KVRR reported that a variety of groups are opposing the measure, […]

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Week in Review: California cannabis home delivery, the ‘real’ Sanjay Gupta & ND to vote on adult-use MJ

California cities push back on proposed regulation changes around home marijuana deliveries, a Canadian CBD company signs a branding agreement with “Dr. Sanjay Gupta” – but not the one you may think – and a North Dakota recreational cannabis measure gets approved for the November ballot. Here’s a closer look at some notable developments in […]

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North Dakota recreational cannabis measure approved for ballot

Supporters of legalizing recreational marijuana in North Dakota have succeeded in bringing the matter to a public vote later this year. Proponents submitted more than the required 13,452 valid petition signatures to get a measure on the November general election ballot, Secretary of State Al Jaeger announced Monday. Supporters submitted 17,695 signatures last month, and […]

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North Dakotans may see recreational cannabis initiative on November ballot

Supporters of legalizing adult-use marijuana in North Dakota submitted nearly 19,000 signatures to state officials, which was significantly more than the 13,500 needed to get the measure on the November ballot. The initiative would remove marijuana from the controlled substances list, making the plant legal for people 21 years and older, The Bismarck Tribune reported. […]

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ND begins first phase of accepting medical cannabis dispensary applications

North Dakota will begin accepting applications to open medical marijuana dispensaries in Bismarck and Fargo next week. The state health department said Monday the process will start July 10 as it rolls out a phased-in approach to licensing dispensaries in eight regions throughout the state. According to The Bismarck Tribune, the other regions where dispensaries […]

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Chart: Timeline for launch, projected sales in seven new marijuana markets

More than 60% of the U.S. population now lives in states that have legalized some form of marijuana use and sales, illustrating both the rising acceptance of cannabis nationwide and the industry’s immense potential for future growth. Several medical marijuana and recreational programs have yet to get off the ground, however. Here’s an update on […]

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North Dakota to license two medical marijuana manufacturers, testing lab

North Dakota health officials selected two medical marijuana growers/manufacturers to advance in the state’s cannabis business licensing process, although they must still meet several other requirements before becoming fully licensed. State regulators also settled on a testing lab company. According to a news release from the Medical Marijuana Division of the North Dakota Department of […]

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19 vie for pair of North Dakota medical marijuana cultivation permits

Nineteen applications were submitted in North Dakota for two medical marijuana cultivation licenses, with each applicant ponying up a $5,000 fee to be a grower in one of the nation’s newest and smallest MMJ markets. The deadline for businesses to throw their hats in the ring was Monday morning, KFGO reported. State health department officials will […]

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North Dakota’s corporate farming ban doesn’t affect medical marijuana growers

North Dakota’s Great Depression-era law banning corporate farming won’t preclude horticulture operations from growing medical marijuana, provided it’s not done on agricultural land, the state’s attorney general has determined. The state health department sought clarification from Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem on how the program voters approved in November 2016 will apply to large corporations, which […]

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