North Dakota Medical Cannabis Business & Marijuana Legal News


North Dakota eyes spring 2018 start for medical cannabis sales

Medical marijuana sales in North Dakota would begin next spring under the state’s tentative timeline for its MMJ industry. The state health department plans to open the application process for growers and dispensaries in early August and close it at the end of September. The agency would review applications in October and make selections in […]

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North Dakota lays out initial medical marijuana regulations

North Dakota’s medical marijuana industry took a big step this week when Gov. Douglas Burgum signed legislation laying out a regulatory framework for the state’s new MMJ program. North Dakota voters overwhelmingly approved MMJ legalization in November, but the legislature decided the law that passed needed some work. The law the governor signed includes several business-friendly […]

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North Dakota lawmakers OK medical marijuana industry rules

North Dakota’s legislature has passed a bill establishing a regulatory structure for the state’s upcoming medical cannabis industry. The measure – which now goes to the governor, who said he would sign the bill – includes several business-friendly provisions. Dispensaries, for instance, will be able to sell smokable MMJ, which will help attract patients to the program […]

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Proposed medical cannabis rules in North Dakota cause a stir

Medical marijuana activists behind a successful MMJ legalization bill in North Dakota last year are threatening to run another ballot measure if state lawmakers stand by proposed regulations that would ban smokable cannabis for most patients. A bill approved by the state Senate would prohibit smoking MMJ unless “a physician finds no other form of […]

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Chart: 8 new marijuana markets slated to launch in 2018

By Eli McVey Get ready for the next iteration of the green rush. The marijuana industry is poised to grow by leaps and bounds in 2018, when at least eight of the 11 states that passed significant medical or recreational cannabis measures last year are expected to start sales.

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North Dakota taps new medical marijuana director

Amid a legislative debate over the rules governing North Dakota’s new medical marijuana industry, the state’s health department has named the first director of the voter-approved MMJ program. Effective Friday, Kenan Bullinger was tapped to oversee the program, according to the Bismarck Tribune. Bullinger has worked for the health department for more than three decades, and he has […]

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North Dakota governor inks bill delaying medical marijuana rollout

North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum signed legislation on Thursday that will delay the rollout of the state’s medical marijuana program by several months so lawmakers and regulators have more time to iron out the details. The law originally took effect Dec. 8, 2016, when state health regulators were to begin drafting regulations governing areas such as […]

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North Dakota lawmakers seek delay in medical cannabis rollout

North Dakota lawmakers, apparently taken by surprise when state voters approved a medical marijuana ballot initiative, are likely to pass a measure delaying the rollout by several months to give them more time to iron out the details. Residents of the Republican-leaning state legalized MMJ on Nov. 8 with 64% of the vote. The law took effect […]

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