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North Dakota Medical Marijuana Law

Status

 

Operational

Law Signed:

2016

QUALIFYING CONDITIONS

  • Agitation from Alzheimer's disease or related dementia
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
  • Anorexia nervosa
  • Anxiety disorder
  • Autism spectrum disorder
  • Brain injury
  • Bulimia nervosa
  • Cachexia or Wasting syndrome
  • Cancer
  • Chronic or debilitating disease
  • Crohn's disease
  • Ehlers-Danlos syndrome
  • Endometriosis
  • Epilepsy
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Glaucoma
  • Hepatitis C
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Interstitial cystitis
  • Intractable nausea
  • Neuropathy
  • Migraine
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Seizures
  • Severe and persistent muscle spasms
  • Severe debilitating pain
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Tourette syndrome

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. A health care provider may authorize the use an enhanced amount (up to six ounces) of dried leaves or flowers of the plant of the genus cannabis in a combustible delivery form to treat or alleviate the patient's debilitating medical condition of cancer.

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

Yes. The state’s first licensed dispensary opened on March 1, 2019 in Fargo. Additional state licensed facilities are anticipated to be operational by the summer/fall of 2019.

CONTACT INFORMATION

The program’s rules are specified in Senate Bill 2344.