Allows Medical marijuana?: Yes
Allows Adult-Use marijuana?: No
2018 Medical Sales : 1,000,000
2022 Projected Medical Sales : $36,000,000
2018 Adult Use Sales : N/A
2022 Projected Adult Use Sales : N/A
Noteworthy Information: North Dakota voters passed medical medical cannabis in November 2016. The state began holding regular meetings almost immediately after the vote, and named Kenan Bullinger the director of the program in February 2017. Dispensaries must be non-profits. Medical marijuana is expected to be available to patients in late 2018 . A registered qualifying patient can purchase up to 2.5 ounces of dried leaves and flowers (special authorization from the health care provider is required) in a 30 day period. A measure to legalize recreational marijuana in the November 2018 election failed.
Is there a Regulatory Structure? (State Agency): Yes (North Dakota Department of Health)
# of Dispensaries Allowed (# issued): Called Compassion Centers. The Department of Health plans to register up to 8 centers to dispense marijuana. There will be open enrollment periods for a set numbers of licenses. There are currently draft application materials available.
# of Cultivations Allowed (# issued): The Department of Health plans to register two compassion centers to cultivate medical marijuana.
# of Manufacturers Allowed (# issued): Two entities have been selected to move forward with the registration process as a manufacturing facility.
# of Testing labs Allowed (# issued): The state has awarded a contract to Keystone State Testing (doing business as Dakota State Testing) to conduct compliance testing of marijuana and usable marijuana for the Medical Marijuana Program.
Geographic Distribution of Licenses: N/A
Non-refundable compassion center application fee: $5,000
Compassion Center licensing fee= $25,000
Not yet known
Vertical Integration Allowed, Required or Prohibited:
Medical Marijuana Qualifying Patient Conditions:
b. Positive status for Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)
c. Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS)
d. Decompensated cirrhosis caused by hepatitis C
e. Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
f. Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
g. Agitation of Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia
h. Crohn’s disease
j. Spinal stenosis or chronic back pain, including neuropathy or damage to the nervous tissue of the spinal cord with objective neurological indication of intractable spasticity
m. A terminal illness
n. A chronic or debilitating disease or medical condition or treatment for such
disease or medical condition that produces one or more of the following:
* Cachexia or wasting syndrome
* Severe debilitating pain that has not responded to previously
prescribed medication or surgical measures for more than three
months or for which other treatment options produced serious side
* Intractable nausea
* Severe and persistent muscle spasms, including those characteristic of multiple sclerosis
Yes, though in-house may be allowed
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Legality of Cannabis in the United States
Leary v. United States (1969)
Ravin v. State (1975)
Conant v. McCaffrey (2000)
Gonzales v. Raich (2005)
Moncrieffe v. Holder (2013)