North Dakota

Regulatory Framework

The North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH) oversees the state's medical marijuana program through its Medical Marijuana Program (MMP) [1].

Legal Status

Market Status Statute Year
Adult-Use Illegal North Dakota Century Code ยง 19-03.1-23 [2] 1970s [2]
Medical Legal North Dakota Compassionate Care Act [3] 2016


BioTrackTHC is the contracted seed-to-sale tracking system for North Dakota's medical marijuana program [4].


The NDDoH issues various licenses for cannabis businesses involved in the medical marijuana program. These include: [5]

  • Patient License
  • Compassion Center
  • Dispensary
  • Manufacturing

Possession Limits

North Dakota differentiates between the amount of usable marijuana a registered qualifying patient can purchase (allowable amount) and the total amount they can possess at any given time. [7]

Stipulation Possession Limit
Standard Patient No more than 3 ounces (85.05 grams) at any time N.D.C.C. 19-24.1-01 3a(2)
Enhanced Patient (with qualifying condition and authorization) No more than 7.5 ounces (212.62 grams) at any time N.D.C.C. 19-24.1-01 3b(2)

Medical Cannabis

North Dakota's Compassionate Care Act of 2016 legalized medical marijuana for patients with qualifying conditions. The NDDoH maintains a registry of qualified patients and caregivers [1].

Qualifying conditions for medical cannabis in North Dakota include, but are not limited to [5] [6]:

  • Cancer
  • Epilepsy
  • ALS
  • Crohn's disease
  • PTSD
  • Anxiety disorder
  • Neuropathy
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Migraines
  • Spinal stenosis or chronic back pain
  • Severe or Chronic debilitating pain, disease, or medical condition

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