Bismarck's medical marijuana dispensary is slated to open Tuesday, according to the North Dakota Department of Health.
The dispensary, called Harvest of Bismarck, is at 1207 Memorial Highway. It will be the fourth medical marijuana dispensary to open in North Dakota.
Qualifying patients and designated caregivers are required to show their state registration identification cards upon entering the dispensary. The Health Department estimates more than 900 cards have been issued to date.
The Williston dispensary opened last month. Before that, dispensaries opened in Grand Forks and Fargo. Dispensaries also are planned in Jamestown, Devils Lake, Minot and Dickinson. The Jamestown and Devils Lake facilities are expected to be the next to open.
North Dakota voters approved medical marijuana in November 2016. The Health Department has been working on the system since lawmakers first crafted rules for the drug in early 2017. The state expects as many as 4,000 residents will legally be using the drug by summer 2021. That’s based on the experience in Delaware, which North Dakota officials have cited as a model.
For more information on the state's medical marijuana program and dispensary locations, visit www.ndhealth.gov/mm.