North Dakota Medical Cannabis Business & Marijuana Legal News

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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Chart: US hemp production soars in 2017

Rising acceptance for hemp and CBD – combined with easing regulations at the state level – caused U.S. hemp production to surge in 2017. From 2016 to 2017, the number of acres licensed for hemp cultivation in the top 10 hemp-growing states grew by 140% – while the number of hemp producers doubled over the same […]

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North Dakota seeks medical marijuana growers despite potential hurdle

North Dakota has begun accepting applications from potential medical cannabis cultivators, though it’s still unclear whether growers will need to comply with the state’s anti-corporate farming law. The application period, which runs through April 19, is the latest step by state officials who have been developing the medical marijuana system since legislators crafted a law […]

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North Dakota lawmakers OK medical marijuana rules, still eye sales in 2018

North Dakota lawmakers on Monday signed off on rules for the state’s developing medical marijuana program, a necessary move if MMJ sales are to begin later this year. The legislature’s Administrative Rules Committee reviewed the dozens of pages of proposed rules that the advisory State Health Council approved in January to cover such areas as […]

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