HEALTH DEPARTMENT

North Dakota’s First Medical Marijuana Dispensary Opens Next Week

The Health Department says Acreage Holdings will open The Botanist on Thursday, Feb. 28.

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) _ North Dakota’s first medical marijuana dispensary is scheduled to open next week in Fargo. The Health Department says Acreage Holdings will open The Botanist on Thursday, Feb. 28. It will sell medical marijuana produced by a Bismarck manufacturing facility. Voters approved the drug in November 2016. The Health Department has been working on the system since…

N.D. Department of Health Holds Syringe Service Program Training

Health leaders from across the state learned about starting programs in their communities

FARGO, N.D. — A new program could help people who inject drugs get connected to the right resources. Health leaders learned about starting syringe service programs across North Dakota. Syringe service programs give people access to clean needles and a place to dispose used ones, but those at the North Dakota Department of Health says there’s so much more than that….

Medical Marijuana Coming To Fargo And Bismarck First

State voters approved medical marijuana in November 2016

BISMARCK, N.D. — Medical marijuana should be available by the end of the year in Fargo and Bismarck. That is the goal of the North Dakota Health Department. Medical Marijuana Division Director Jason Wahl says dispensaries in Fargo and Bismarck potentially could be operating by the end of the year. But it isn’t known yet how soon the manufacturing facilities…

ND Dept. of Health Encouraging Flu Shots for All

It is National Influenza Vaccination Week

  NORTH DAKOTA — The North Dakota Department of Health is encouraging all North Dakotans to get their flu shot this week. It is National Influenza Vaccination Week. Health officials say everyone six months and older should be vaccinated, regardless of age or health status. It is especially important for people who are at greater risk of complications from the…

Minnesota Adding Conditions that Qualify for Medical Marijuana

The state health department takes public input each year on conditions that might be added

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota health officials are adding autism spectrum disorders and obstructive sleep apnea as conditions that qualify for medical marijuana. The health commissioner says there is increasing evidence that medical marijuana can help people with severe autism or obstructive apnea. The state health department takes public input each year on conditions that might be added. Some of…

Nearly 100 Businesses Interested in Testing Medical Marijuana for North Dakota

The agency is establishing a system to make medical marijuana legally available to patients

  NORTH DAKOTA — North Dakota health officials are looking for laboratories that are interested in testing medical marijuana for the state. The state Health Department wants non-binding letters of intent by August 25. The agency is establishing a system to make medical marijuana legally available to patients. Earlier this summer, the health department reached out to groups and businesses…