North Dakota Medical Cannabis Business & Marijuana Legal News

North Dakota Senate moves bill forward that might ease access to medical marijuana

North Dakota’s state Senate overwhelmingly approved a bill aimed at increasing the number of residents who could gain certification to use medical cannabis. Medical marijuana firms took note of the move since it could boost the MMJ market in the conservative state. State Senators voted 43-0 in favor of removing a requirement in state law […]

Read More

Medical cannabis sales kick off in North Dakota

North Dakota’s first medical marijuana dispensary opened for business Friday in a Fargo mini-mall, but potential customer numbers remain relatively low. The state began accepting applications in October from residents for medical marijuana cards, but only 122 people were certified as of this week, according to state regulators. North Dakota expects that number to climb […]

Read More

North Dakota’s first medical marijuana dispensary set to open

The first medical marijuana dispensary in North Dakota is scheduled to open next week in Fargo. The Botanist will open in the state’s largest city on Feb. 28, according to the North Dakota health department. The dispensary’s parent company is Acreage Holdings, a multistate cannabis operator based in New York. The Botanist, which was awarded […]

Read More

ND medical cannabis market inches onward as state hands out first patient cards

North Dakota has begun issuing medical marijuana cards to patients and caregivers, which marks another step forward as the state has spent nearly two years setting up a regulated distribution system for the MMJ market. Voters in the state approved medical cannabis in November 2016. Here are the basics surrounding the situation: North Dakota’s health department […]

Read More

North Dakota taps two more firms to open medical marijuana dispensaries

North Dakota’s Health Department selected companies to open medical cannabis dispensaries in Grand Forks and Williston, and those companies now are invited to move forward with the registration process. It’s the latest development in the state’s ongoing efforts to set up a system for medical marijuana, which voters approved two years ago. Here’s what you […]

Read More

Key cannabis legalization wins could bring in upwards of $2 billion in new sales

Marijuana scored a sweeping victory at the ballot box on Tuesday, with voters approving new markets in Michigan, Missouri and Utah that eventually could generate $2 billion in medical and recreational sales.

Across the nation, voters installed the Democrats as the new majority party in the U.S. House of Representatives, improving the odds that lawmakers will pass federal marijuana reforms that benefit MJ businesses.

Read More

Election updates, analysis & highlights

Marijuana Business Daily reporters were on the ground across the United States on Election Day 2018, providing live coverage of the midterms and their significance to the cannabis market. Scroll down for updates our staff filed from the states voting on cannabis-related proposals, as well as potentially pivotal U.S. congressional and gubernatorial races. For analysis of […]

Read More

North Dakota grower could have medical cannabis ready by end of year

North Dakota’s only operating medical marijuana cultivation facility hopes to have cannabis ready by December or January, a necessary development before sales can begin. The Bismarck Tribune reported that Pure Dakota in Bismarck received approval from the state’s Department of Health last month to begin operations. North Dakota’s voters approved MMJ in November 2016, but […]

Read More

North Dakota sets Oct. 29 application date for medical marijuana patients to apply

The North Dakota Department of Health said in August it hoped to have medical marijuana available by the end of the year in at least the state’s two largest cities, Bismarck and Fargo. But questions lingered about how quickly manufacturing facilities could be up and running. Here’s an update: The state’s health department said this […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More