How to Get a North Dakota Medical Marijuana Card

The North Dakota Department of Health offers a Medical Marijuana Registry Identification Card program. The program’s Administrative Rules have not yet been finalized and applications are not yet being accepted. The department expects the Medical Marijuana Program to begin in November 2018.

Who Can Qualify?

To be eligible for a North Dakota Medical Marijuana Card you must be a resident of North Dakota and 19 years of age or older or have a parent/guardian register as a caregiver. Minors may only consume products with less than 6% THC concentration. You must also be diagnosed with one of the following conditions:

  • Cancer
  • HIV positive or AIDS
  • Decompensate cirrhosis caused by hepatitis C
  • ALS
  • PTSD
  • Agitation of Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Spinal stenosis or chronic back pain, including neuropathy or damage to the nervous tissue of the spinal cord with objective neurological indication of intractable spasticity
  • Glaucoma
  • Epilepsy
  • Terminal illness
  • Cachexia (wasting syndrome)
  • Seizures
  • Intractable nausea
  • Severe and persistent muscle spasms including from Multiple Sclerosis
  • Severe debilitating pain

How Much Does it Cost?

There will be a $50 application fee, payable by check.

How Do I Apply?

When applications become available these will be the steps to apply for a North Dakota Medical Marijuana card:

  1. Visit with your physician and have them provide you with an original Written Certification
  2. Gather the following documents: passport-style photograph of patient’s face, copy of North Dakota identification, social security number
  3. Fill out a Patient Application Form
  4. Pay the application fee
  5. Submit the completed application along with required documents and payment

The department will issue a registry identification card within 30 days of approving an application.


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