City commission takes a look at medical marijuana in Dickinson

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The Dickinson City Commission received a look at how medical marijuana is going to be available in Stark County.

The North Dakota Division of Medical Marijuana said applications are currently being accepted for manufacturing facilities, but they are not accepting applications at this time for dispensaries. 

There is also no timeline yet for when individuals will be able to get a written certification form from a health care provider to obtain a medical marijuana identification card.

However, the commission was informed that the maximum purchase amount per 30 day period is two and a half ounces, and a dispensary is only allowed to carry a maximum of 3,500 ounces.

The commission was also informed that a dispensary can not be within a 1,000 feet of a school.

“A number of the concerns that are usually identified by local officials relate to a zoning, and how to zone a dispensary or manufacturing facilities within their city or county,” said Jason Wahl, Director for .

Wahl said the ND Division of Medical Marijuana hopes to have the program fully operational by the end of the year.

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