North Dakota grower could have medical cannabis ready by end of year

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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 the rollout of the program has lagged behind some other states that legalized at the same time.

Here’s what you need to know:

  • According to Pure Dakota CEO Dave Meyer, the company has a variety of strains and some are beginning to flower.
  • Pure Dakota’s grow facility is under construction, but parts of the building are already supporting cultivation. The company plans to maximize its allotted amount of 1,000 plants.
  • The health department has selected two growers – the other is Grassroots Cannabis in Fargo.
  • Medical marijuana patients can begin applying for the state’s MMJ registry on Oct. 29. Registry cards are expected to be distributed in December.