Manufacturing facilities cannot sell marijuana to another manufacturing facility, even in the event of crop failures or other business interruptions. They are only authorized to sell marijuana to a dispensary registered by the Department of Health.
The clarification was among 77 answers given to would-be manufacturers of medical marijuana in the state, and posted online, along with a revised application and instructions.
“The manufacturing facility application was modified to include forms that allow applicants the option to identify information related to potential employees, volunteers, and agents of the proposed manufacturing facility,” stated Jason Wahl, director of the Division of Medical Marijuana.
On Friday, the North Dakota Department of Health announced that it was extending the application period for manufacturing facilities until 10 a.m. Monday,
“Due to the inadvertent use of Central Standard Time in the previous application instructions released by the NDDoH, there was confusion regarding the exact time deadline that applications needed to be submitted by,” Wahl said in a news release. As of Thursday there had been 17 applications for two licenses. Once the two manufacturing facilities have been chosen, applications for dispensaries will open, according to the state.
North Dakota voters approved the legalization of marijuana for medical use during the November 2016 election. The state legislature created eight regions for medical marijuana dispensaries centered on its largest cities. Williston is the center of one region. Others include Minot, Dickinson, Jamestown, Devils Lake, Grand Forks Bismarck and Fargo.
Williston recently approved zoning ordinances for medical marijuana growers and dispensaries. The city will require the facilities to have zero emissions. Applicants will have to submit an odor control plan as part of their application for a special use permit.