Frequently Asked Questions – North Dakota Medical Cannabis Card

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YES! All medical marijuana patients and their caregivers are required to register with the Division of Marijuana. We can assist you with this at your appointment. The state charges a $50 non refundable registration fee at the time of applying.

  • Cancer
  • Positive status for Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)
  • Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS)
  • Decompensated cirrhosis caused by hepatitis C
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (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
  • A terminal illness
  • A chronic or debilitating disease or medical condition or treatment for such disease or medical condition that produces one or more of the following:
    • Cachexia or wasting syndrome
    • Severe debilitating pain that has not responded to previously prescribed medication or surgical measures for more than three months or for which other treatment options produced serious side effects
    • Intractable nausea
    • Seizures
    • Severe and persistent muscle spasms, including those characteristic of multiple sclerosis

  • Dried leaves and flowers (requires a special authorization from the health care provider)
  • Concentrates
  • Tinctures
  • Capsules
  • Transdermal patches
  • Topical

No. Edibles are not allowed per NDCC Chapter 19-24.1.

  • Dried Leaves and Flowers (special authorization from the health care provider is required) – 2.5 ounces total;
  • Other Medical Marijuana Products – 2,000 mg. total.

The North Dakota Department of Health has established 8 regions for the locations of dispensaries within the Medical Marijuana Program. The regions include a 50 mile radius surrounding 8 cities within the state. The cities include: Fargo, Bismarck/Mandan, Grand Forks, Minot, Williston, Dickinson, Jamestown, and Devils Lake.

Patients must be age 19 or older. If the patient is under 19 years of age, the name and information of the parent or legal guardian must be designated as their caregiver and included on the application.

Yes. A registered qualifying patient who is a minor must have a registered designated caregiver who is responsible for purchasing, possessing and administering pediatric marijuana. In addition, dried leaves and flowers or any product with a THC concentration greater than six percent (6%) is not permitted for use by minor patients.

No. The only registry identification card valid for use in North Dakota is the card issued by the Division of Medical Marijuana In North Dakota. Patients must be a resident of North Dakota and provide proof of residency with a valid Driver’s License or State Identification Card.

When an application is submitted, a patient or designated caregiver applicant must submit a nonrefundable $50 application fee. This is an annual fee amount

The cost for the North Dakota Medical Marijuana Certification is $200 ($170 for veterans) for the initial visit. Annual renewal visits cost $150. This price includes assistance with Green Health Docs paperwork, Medical Marijuana education, the Doctor’s visit, and any other help throughout the process. The state fee is separate from ours.

No. Insurance companies do not cover the cost of a certification in North Dakota because marijuana is still illegal at the federal level.

A designated caregiver is an individual who agrees to manage the well-being of a registered qualifying patient with respect to the qualifying patient’s medical use of marijuana. A designated caregiver must be registered with the Division of Medical Marijuana and in accordance with NDCC Section 19-24.1-04

Under state law, usable marijuana must be transported in the original container with the labels attached at all times. In addition, the registered qualifying patient and registered designated caregiver must have their registry identification card with them at all times. Usable marijuana is not allowed to be transported outside the state of North Dakota due to it being illegal on a federal level

One year from the date issued unless specified otherwise by the health care provider on the written certification form.

Call or text 701-989-7122 and our Green Health Docs team will be happy to set up your appointment at one of our clinic locations in North Dakota

A registered North Dakota medical provider will examine you, review medical records, assess your medical history, maintain your patient records and provide follow-up care as needed.

You will need a Photo ID, the evaluation fee, & medical records that say your diagnosis for the condition for which you are trying to enter the program.

No. Applicants must submit their health care provider’s email address. A telephone number, a general facility email address, etc. will not be accepted and the application will not be complete

NO! The law prohibits the North Dakota Division of Marijuana as well as North Dakota licensed dispensaries, from making personal identifying information public. Physicians and those employed by dispensaries will be able to verify a patient or caregiver registration.

Unfortunately yes, employers determine their own drug policies and procedures that employees must follow. The Department of Health has no authority regarding employers’ drug policies. Please check with your employer prior to becoming a legal patient.

Yes, Veterans can obtain medical marijuana in the same way as any other patient at Green Health Docs! We are proud to help our veterans combat their medical conditions with medical marijuana.

As a legal marijuana patient, you are protected and hence the reason to get legal now! Patients do not have to disclose that they possess medical cannabis and do not have to consent to a search. However, if a search is conducted and medical cannabis is found, the patient should inform the police that he/she is a medical cannabis patient.

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Call or text us at 701-989-7122 to ask us anything about this process!