North Dakota Cannabis License Solutions

The North Dakota Cannabis License Experts experienced team will help you to get your North Dakota dispensary license faster and with an unmatched success rate. Having to repeat your North Dakota cannabis license application process will set your business back by months and significantly impact your earnings potential. We’ll help you navigate the North Dakota cannabis license market and help you on your path to a North Dakota cannabis license and much more by booking your free consultation today.

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Market Overview

North Dakota’s medical cannabis legalization came about in 2016 through a ballot initiative. Due to regulatory concerns, the state elected officials delayed the implementation of the medical program unil 2017 when a revised bill was signed into law leading to an application period for facility licenses in 2018. Although previous efforts moving toward adult use legalization have been unsuccessful, some are hopeful that the Governor’s signature on HB1050 will eventually lead to this result. This bill not only reduces penalties heavily for possession of cannabis for those over 21, it also calls on state legislators to study adult use North Dakota cannabis license programs to understand the feasibility of implementation in North Dakota. While smokable cannabis flower is available through North Dakota’s medical program, physicians must recommend that product specifically for patients to access it.

Book a free consultation today to learn more about how North Dakota Cannabis License Experts can assist you and your team on your path to cannabis business licensing in North Dakota.

North Dakota cannabis license - Requirements, Timelines, and Selection

Despite passing North Dakota medical cannabis legalization in 2016, North Dakota did not see any kind of cannabis facility licensing until 2018. The first North Dakota cannabis license application round was in May of 2018 and the state licensed two manufacturing facilities who are also authorized to cultivate cannabis. In July of 2018 the state opened the North Dakota cannabis license application process for medical cannabis dispensaries, 8 licenses were issued per North Dakota regulations.

The following plans, procedures, or requirements were necessary for the North Dakota dispensary application process:
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Brian and Kalpna at Cannabis License Experts were very pleasant, informative, and knowledgeable regarding licensing. They helped us fill out all the forms needed and guided us through the entire process. I am sure that without their guidance our application would still be in process, or have been dismissed because of some missing information.

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Current North Dakota cannabis license numbers and licensee’s

  • Medical Marijuana Manufacturing Facility – 2
    • Pure Dakota LLC
    • Grassroots Cannabis
  • Medical Marijuana Dispensary Facility – 8
    • Pure Dakota Health of Bismarck
    • Curaleaf – Devils Lake
    • Curaleaf – Dickinson
    • Pure Dakota Health – Fargo
    • Strive Life – Grand Forks
    • Curaleaf – Jamestown
    • Curaleaf Minot
    • Pure Dakota Health of Williston

Active patient numbers as of 4/5/2022

  • 7,483
Basic Demographic Information
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Total # of Counties 53
Total # of Cities/Towns372
County population in 2019 124,662


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In 2019 North Dakota was listed as a top 5 state for opportunity relating to economics, education, health and community. The state is also known as the Land of Opportunity. Overall, the majority of the state has embraced the formal legalization of cannabis for medical use and it is possible that the state moves towards adult use legalization within the next year. The North Dakota cannabis license process is currently closed and it is likely that the addition of licensing will follow an adult use legalization bill or an expansion to the current medical cannabis program.
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North Dakota cannabis license - Financial Requirements

Many States and local jurisdictions require a certain level of liquidity, cash on hand, and /or CPA and/or Bank letters to ensure that Alaska Cannabis License applicants have the financial wherewithal from the Alaska Cannabis licensing process through to the initial 2-5 years of operations. Commonly a 3-5 year Financial Pro Forma is also required.

Alaska doesn’t require Alaska Cannabis License applicants to have a specific amount of cash on hand, however during the Alaska Cannabis License application process applicants must disclose where the funding for the business is coming from. If the Alaska Cannabis License applicant wants to add additional investors to the business this needs to be submitted to the state for approval prior.

Real Estate & Zoning

Per North Dakota regulation, zoning is to be determined by county or local municipality. Consideration for regional and local zoning with regard to allowed proximity to certain business types, schools, and other prohibited areas should be researched according to local and municipal rules. Possession of real estate is often a North Dakota cannabis license requirement for licensing prior to application submission.

For more information on the available North Dakota cannabis licenses, drug laws, legalization or opening a North Dakota dispensary book your FREE consultation.
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Applying for a North Dakota cannabis License and unsure where to start?
Currently the North Dakota cannabis license application period for cannabis licensing in North Dakota is closed. New North Dakota cannabis license opportunities will come either through the expansion of the existing medical program or the legalization of adult-use cannabis within the state. Now is the time to get ahead of the process by defining your business. CLE can develop a preliminary business and feasibility plan to help give an understanding of your cannabis business viability within the North Dakota cannabis license market and give a head start in this process.
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