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North Dakota Medical Marijuana Law

Status

Not Yet Operational

Law Signed:

2016

QUALIFYING CONDITIONS

  • Agitation from Alzheimer's disease or related dementia
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
  • Cachexia or Wasting syndrome
  • Cancer
  • Chronic or debilitating disease
  • Crohn's disease
  • Epilepsy
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Glaucoma
  • Hepatitis C
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Intractable nausea
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Seizures
  • Severe and persistent muscle spasms
  • Severe debilitating pain
  • Spinal stenosis

PATIENT POSSESSION LIMITS

Patients who possess a physician’s recommendation may legally obtain up to three ounces of herbal medical cannabis provided by state licensed dispensaries. A registered qualifying patient may not purchase or have purchased by a registered designated caregiver more than the maximum concentration or amount of tetrahydrocannabinol permitted in a thirty - day period. The maximum concentration or amount of tetrahydrocannabinol permitted in a thirty - day period for a cannabinoid concentrate or medical cannabinoid product, or the cumulative total of both, is two thousand milligrams. Patients must have a specific certification from their physician in order to consume herbal cannabis formulations via combustion. Otherwise patients are permitted only to obtain cannabis infused tinctures, capsules, patches, or topical. Edible products are not defined as a “medical cannabinoid product” under the act.

HOME CULTIVATION

No. This provision was removed by lawmakers by the passage of SB 2344.

STATE-LICENSED DISPENSARIES

Yes, but no more than two producers and eight dispensaries.

STATE-LICENSED DISPENSARIES OPERATIONAL

Not yet

CONTACT INFORMATION

The program’s rules are specified in Senate Bill 2344. The program is expected to be operational by summer 2018.