State: North Dakota

Qualifying Conditions

  • Agitation from Alzheimer's disease or related dementia
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
  • Cachexia or Wasting syndrome
  • Cancer
  • Chronic or debilitating disease
  • Crohn's disease
  • Epilepsy
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Glaucoma
  • Hepatitis C
  • Intractable nausea
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Seizures
  • Severe and persistent muscle spasms
  • Severe debilitating pain
  • Spinal stenosis

Patient Possession Limits

Patients who possess a physician’s recommendation may legally obtain up to three ounces of herbal medical cannabis provided by state licensed dispensaries. A registered qualifying patient may not purchase or have purchased by a registered designated caregiver more than the maximum concentration or amount of tetrahydrocannabinol permitted in a thirty - day period. The maximum concentration or amount of tetrahydrocannabinol permitted in a thirty - day period for a cannabinoid concentrate or medical cannabinoid product, or the cumulative total of both, is two thousand milligrams. Patients must have a specific certification from their physician in order to consume herbal cannabis formulations via combustion. Otherwise patients are permitted only to obtain cannabis infused tinctures, capsules, patches, or topical. Edible products are not defined as a “medical cannabinoid product” under the act.

Home Cultivation

No. This provision was removed by lawmakers by the passage of SB 2344.

Caregiver Information

No information.



Under North Dakota law, individuals interested in growing industrial hemp need a license issued by the Department of Agriculture. Any person with a license can grow or process industrial hemp for commercial purposes or research. Licensing applications are approved by the commissioner at the Department of Agriculture. The current application process requires an extensive application process and fees. House Bill 1438 was signed into law in 2015 and amended the existing law by removing the requirement that state-licensed hemp growers must also be federally licensed by the Drug Enforcement Administration.


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