The state's Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issues medical marijuana cards to North Dakotans with eligible medical conditions through the state's Medical Marijuana Program. Medical marijuana cardholders are advised to initiate the medical marijuana card renewal process at least 45 days before their current cards expire to allow for sufficient processing time.
The first step to renewing a North Dakota medical marijuana card is obtaining a written certification from a licensed physician with whom the patient has a bona fide patient-provider relationship. After receiving a physician's written certification recommending them for continued medical cannabis use, the patient can then apply to renew their expiring medical marijuana card online. The HHS provides patients with instructions on how to renew expired medical marijuana cards in North Dakota.
Medical marijuana patients in North Dakota can renew their medical marijuana cards online using the ND Medical Marijuana Program Portal. After logging in to the portal, select the renewal button to bring up an auto-populated page containing information from your original application. Complete other fields that are not populated automatically and provide your healthcare provider's name and email address. Submit the renewal application after completing all the required fields.
North Dakota medical marijuana cards are valid for one year. They should be renewed before expiry to prevent interruption of cardholders' legal access to medical cannabis.
In North Dakota, qualifying patients must obtain written certifications for medical marijuana use from licensed healthcare providers before they can renew their expiring medical marijuana cards. A licensed healthcare provider who is a physician, physician assistant, or an advanced practice registered nurse is allowed to evaluate qualifying patients and recommend them for medical cannabis therapy in North Dakota. However, the healthcare provider must have a bona fide provider-patient relationship with a patient in order to recertify them for medical cannabis when renewing their medical marijuana card.
The cost of renewing an expired North Dakota medical marijuana card is a non-refundable $25 fee, payable to the state. In addition, an applicant may be required to pay some administrative fees for obtaining a written certification from their healthcare provider.
Expiring North Dakota medical marijuana cards can only be renewed online.
No, it is impossible to use medical marijuana cards issued in other states at North Dakota-licensed medical cannabis dispensaries. North Dakota does not practice medical marijuana reciprocity and, as such, does not recognize other states' medical marijuana cards.