North Dakota cannabis business compliance guide

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Market Type

In North Dakota, cannabis sales are regulated by the Department of Health and Human Services. Only qualifying medical patients are permitted to purchase cannabis in North Dakota.

BioTrack and Inventory

North Dakota leverages BioTrack as its statewide seed-to-sale system. Additionally, patient dispensation records are managed in the state’s Prescription Management Program (PMP).Β 

Purchase Limits

In North Dakota, qualifying patients are initially permitted to purchase against the standard limit of 2.5 Oz (70.87g) of Dry Flower per 30 day period.

Specific qualifying patients may apply for an enhanced allowable limit, which permits the purchase of up to 6 Oz (170.01g) of Dry flower per 30 day period.

Medical patients may purchase up to 6,000 mg of THC in the form of cannabinoid concentrates or medical cannabinoid products.
Minor patients in North Dakota (and their caregivers) may only purchase Pediatric Medical Marijuana, which may not contain a concentration of more than 6% THC.


North Dakota has not adopted any cannabis specific tax rules.Β 


In North Dakota, cannabis delivery is permitted, and must be accompanied by a manifest generated in the state traceability system.Β 

State Resources

HHS Medical Marijuana Home

Recent Updates

In May 2023, the CRA released a number of proposed rule changes. There is not yet a date when these may go into effect but the CRA is collecting comments on them.

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