As a naturally conservative state, North Dakota has very harsh marijuana laws, but medical marijuana has just been legalized in the state!
Medical Marijuana was legalized on November 8th, 2016, and medical dispensaries may open in the state as soon as January 1, 2018.
Although North Dakota is a traditionally conservative state, significant progress has been made with the legalization of medical marijuana. Recreational marijuana legalization, however, will likely remain no-go in the Peace Garden state for years to come.
North Dakota FAQs
Is recreational marijuana legal in North Dakota?
No, recreational marijuana is still illegal in North Dakota. Even a first-time offender is subject to a misdemeanor for possessing one ounce or less of marijuana. Possessing over an ounce of marijuana is considered a felony and carries jail time and fines. Selling any amount of marijuana in North Dakota is a felony.
Is medical marijuana legal in North Dakota?
Medical marijuana is now legal in the state, and new laws will allow qualified patients to purchase medical marijuana legally or grow their own plants.
How much will it cost?
It’s too soon to tell how much it will cost in the state, but we should know more soon, so check back here for more info!
Can I get my Medical Card if I’m not a North Dakota resident?
With the newly legalized medical marijuana laws, we’re unsure how the state will handle this, but you can assume that you will have to be a North Dakota resident to access medical marijuana once dispensaries open.
Where can I apply for it?
Now that the Medical Marijuana Initiative is enacted and medical marijuana has become legal in North Dakota, patients suffering from debilitating medical conditions such as cancer, HIV, AIDS, Hepatitis C, ALS, PTSD, Alzheimer’s disease, Crohn’s disease, spinal stenosis, glaucoma, epilepsy, or another chronic conditions will have to apply for a medical card through the North Dakota Department of Health.
Can patients take purchases home if they live in another state or country?
It’s pretty safe to assume that you will not be allowed to travel out of North Dakota with medical marijuana.
If marijuana is legalized can I still get into trouble?
You should not get into trouble if you follow your state marijuana laws. However, you can get into trouble at the federal level.