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How to Open a Dispensary in North Dakota

by Faith Fidura May 04, 2018

The state of North Dakota is preparing to open applications for medical marijuana dispensary licenses. The state submitted a medical marijuana program status update on May 3, 2018:

shutterstock_565539922“The open application period(s) for dispensaries has not been finalized at this time. Once the application review panel for manufacturing facilities has selected two entities to move forward in the registration process, the division will have more information regarding when products will be available to transfer to dispensaries. This information will be utilized by the division to determine open application period(s) for dispensaries.”

More information is anticipated to be shared soon as the manufacturing license applications were submitted April 23, 2018 and are currently being reviewed.

Dispensary Permits will update this blog as more information is released. In the meantime, read on to learn how you can prepare for the dispensary license application. 

Apply for a Dispensary License in North Dakota

Up to eight (8) dispensary licenses will be issued. A Dispensary licensee will be authorized to dispense usable marijuana to registered qualifying patients and caregivers. 

Dispensary licenses will be granted based on a merit-based application process, which will consider:

To make the application process easier for you, we’ve created a North Dakota Business Plan Package which includes templates for all of the required business plans for a dispensary license application.

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Dispensaries may not be located within 1,000 feet of a school, and they will be subject to inspections and other rules.

There is a non-refundable $5,000 application fee to submit a proposal (application) and a $90,000 certification fee upon issuance of license.