The state of North Dakota is preparing to open the last round of applications for medical marijuana dispensary licenses in the Devil’s Lake, Dickinson, Jamestown, and Minot regions.
“The Devils Lake, Dickinson, Jamestown, and Minot regions represent our final open application period for dispensaries,” stated Jason Wahl, Director of the Division of Medical Marijuana. “Once they have been selected, all eight of the dispensaries authorized by state law will be chosen, completing an important step in implementing the Medical Marijuana Program."
The state anticipates to open the final dispensary application period by the end of January. A draft application, including instructions, was published on the Division of Medical Marijuana website.
Required Business Plans for North Dakota Dispensary License Application
A panel will be established to review, evaluate, and score all complete applications. Dispensary licenses will be granted based on a merit-based application process, which will consider the following scored elements:
- The suitability of the proposed location
- The applicants’ character and expertise in related fields
- The proposed centers’ plans, including for:
- Operations and Services Plan
- Staffing and Training
- See our Staffing Plan Template
- Record Keeping
- Safety, Security, and Preventing Diversion
- See our Security Plan Template
- Education and Outreach
- See our Patient Education Plan
- Dispensing Procedures
- See our Transportation Plan Template
To make the application process easier for you, we’ve created a Dispensary Business Template Package which includes templates for the required business plans for a dispensary license application.
There is a non-refundable $5,000 application fee required for application submission. Dispensaries may not be located within 1,000 feet of a school, and they will be subject to inspections and other rules.