ND begins first phase of accepting medical cannabis dispensary applications

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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 will be licensed are:

  • Devils Lake
  • Dickinson
  • Grand Forks
  • Jamestown
  • Minot
  • Williston

All eight regions are expected to have dispensaries operational by June 30, 2019.

Applications for medical marijuana patients and caregivers are expected to be available in late October.

The health department selected two companies in May for MMJ manufacturing licenses: Pure Dakota in Bismarck and Grassroots Cannabis in Fargo.

Regulators have also selected a testing lab.

– Associated Press