north dakota medical marijuana

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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North Dakota’s MMJ program won’t be ready for at least a year

North Dakota regulators are proposing rules that would allow for the sale of medical cannabis in “11 to 13 months,” Valley News Live reported. Under the proposed rules – filed by the state health department with the Legislative Council – prospective dispensaries, manufacturers and testing labs won’t be able to apply for licenses until April […]

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North Dakota’s medical cannabis rules may be only weeks away

North Dakota’s medical marijuana regulations are only weeks from being finalized, according to a state regulator. MMJ program director Kenan Bullinger said during an advisory meeting he expects the MMJ regulations to be finalized “within the next week or so,” the Bismarck Tribune reported. However, he cautioned, “We’re going to take the time necessary to get them […]

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North Dakota seeks medical cannabis testing lab

North Dakota is in the market for a testing laboratory for its nascent medical marijuana program. The chosen lab will be responsible for collecting and testing samples from marijuana cultivators in the state, the Forum News Service reported. Each sample will be tested for: Microbiological contaminants Mycotoxins Active pesticide ingredients Residual solvent Heavy metals THC […]

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Potential licensees show interest in ND medical cannabis program

Nearly 100 groups and businesses in North Dakota have shown interest in producing or dispensing medical marijuana. The health department in June asked those considering entering the state’s MMJ program to notify the agency by the end of the month so it could gauge interest. The request exceeded expectations, with the agency receiving 97 nonbinding letters […]

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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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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 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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