Jason Wahl, the department’s medical marijuana director, said Thursday, Aug. 9, they had received 11 applications for the Fargo region and eight for the Bismarck/Mandan area. The department has designated eight zones across the state for dispensaries and is staggering the application periods.
The application period for the Fargo and Bismarck/Mandan regions closed Tuesday afternoon. Wahl plans to select the dispensaries around Sept. 21.
The Health Department hopes to have all eight dispensaries operational by mid-2019. The agency has already selected two entities to register as grow facilities, one in Fargo and another in Bismarck.
The applications for dispensaries, like those for manufacturing