Medical (Comprehensive)

Important Dates

2016: Medical marijuana was legalized.


In 2016, voters passed Statutory Measure No. 5 and legalized the use of medical marijuana for patients suffering from qualifying medical conditions. The North Dakota Department of Health is currently in the process of establishing the state’s medical marijuana program.


Can I possess, buy or grow marijuana in North Dakota?

Medical marijuana is legal in North Dakota for those who suffer from qualifying debilitating medical conditions including but not limited to:

  • Cancer
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Epilepsy
  • Glaucoma

Can I operate a vehicle while under the influence of marijuana in North Dakota?

The North Dakota law states that a person should not drive if they are under the influence of any drug or substance that renders them incapable of safely operating a vehicle.

How do I get a medical marijuana card in North Dakota?

North Dakota has not yet opened registration for their medical marijuana program.

Can I use marijuana in public in North Dakota?

No, the use of marijuana should be on private property.

Can I sell marijuana in North Dakota?

North Dakota is still in the process of establishing and implementing their medical marijuana program.


The information presented here should not be construed as legal advice. State and Federal laws are always subject to change. We aim to keep this page as updated as possible; however, for additional information regarding North Dakota marijuana laws, please see Find Law and the National Conference of State Legislatures.