North Dakota Medical Cannabis Business & Marijuana Legal News

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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.

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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