ND - Medical Marijuana

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North Dakota's Health Department has established eight regions for medical marijuana dispensaries.

The regions center around the state's largest cities - Fargo, Bismarck, Grand Forks, Minot, Devils Lake, Jamestown, Williston and Dickinson.

State Health Officer Mylynn Tufte says that will ensure the majority of the state's population has access to a dispensary with minimum travel.

State voters approved medical marijuana in November 2016. The Health Department has been working to create the program since Gov. Doug Burgum last April approved regulations crafted by lawmakers.

It will be a few months before the state begins accepting applications from groups and businesses that want to set up a dispensary. Medical marijuana isn't expected to be available to qualifying patients until late this year.

State law allows medical marijuana for 17 medical conditions and terminal illnesses.

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