North Dakota Medical Cannabis Business & Marijuana Legal News

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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BioTrackTHC gets North Dakota’s medical marijuana tracking contract

BioTrackTHC has been awarded the contract to provide North Dakota with a seed-to-sale medical marijuana traceability program. Jeff Gonring, BioTrackTHC’s communications director, told Marijuana Business Daily the company will be paid $589,000 over five years on a tag-based model. He said the Florida-based company doesn’t yet know how much the tags will sell for. According […]

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19 attorneys general urge Congress to give cannabis states access to banking

A letter to 10 major Congressional leaders from 19 attorneys general asks Congress to push through legislation that would allow states with medical or recreational marijuana laws to bank as other business do. The group suggests that Congress give special attention to measures such as the Secure and Fair Enforcement Banking Act (SAFE). Congressman Ed Perlmutter, D-Colorado, introduced […]

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North Dakota specifies where state’s medical marijuana dispensaries can open

North Dakota has established eight regions for medical cannabis dispensaries in an effort to ensure qualifying patients have easy access to MMJ. The regions center on the state’s largest cities – Fargo, Bismarck, Grand Forks, Minot, Devils Lake, Jamestown, Williston and Dickinson. However, the dispensaries that eventually are licensed can be located anywhere within a […]

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North Dakota taking feedback on medical cannabis regulations

North Dakota health officials are gathering public input about proposed medical marijuana rules as the state prepares to launch its MMJ program. Health officials plan to hear from prospective dispensary operators who want to comment at meetings in six cities over the coming week, according to the Williston Herald. North Dakota Department of Health officials conducted two […]

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North Dakota seeks medical marijuana tracking system

The North Dakota health department is accepting requests for proposals for a traceability system to help monitor the state’s impending medical marijuana program. RFPs can be submitted until 3 p.m. CT Dec. 27. North Dakota voters approved an MMJ program in November 2016, and state lawmakers earlier this year crafted regulations that the governor approved in […]

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New US medical marijuana markets – one year later

If it was a big year for recreational marijuana in 2016, then it was a huge one for medical marijuana.

Voters or state legislatures in 11 states – Arkansas, California, Florida, Hawaii, Louisiana, Maryland, Montana, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia – approved or advanced medical cannabis measures.

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Hemp State Highlight: North Dakota growing lots of hemp, but market potential is limited

Few states are growing more hemp than North Dakota. With more than 3,000 acres in active hemp production and an unparalleled system for getting viable, certified seeds to interested growers, North Dakota could one day be the hemp leader it is for other agricultural commodities from corn to flaxseed.

But North Dakota has natural enemies that can limit hemp’s ability to thrive, as well as manmade enemies that limit the plant’s potential uses.

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