Traveling to North Dakota, or do you live there and still don’t get the laws? We feel your pain, so we searched the web for you and pulled together the cannabis laws for consumers in North Dakota. 

Please note that laws are consistently changing and although we work hard to keep this information as up to date as possible we suggest checking with the state’s government site as well.

The Basics

The Need to Know


Patients must always carry their medical cards on them if they are carrying cannabis. As a patient you can possess up to 3 ounces of non-smokable medical cannabis. 

If you are certified to purchase cannabis flower you can legally possess 2.5 ounces within a 30-day period.

If you are caught with cannabis and are not a medical card holder you can face large fines and jail time.

Purchasing Limits

Patient’s allowed amount of cannabis products is set by their doctor. Patients are allowed to purchase the legal limit of non-smokable cannabis or flower within a 30-day period. 

Patients must have a specific certification from their physician in order to legally purchase cannabis flower. Otherwise, patients are only allowed to purchase cannabis infused tinctures, capsules, patches, or topical. Edible are prohibited


You can legally consume cannabis on private property out of view from the public.

It is not allowed to consume cannabis on any federal or public land, in a parked or moving vehicle, and in workplaces. If you are caught consuming in public you could face heavy fines. 


It is illegal to grow cannabis in North Dakota.

Driving Under the Influence

If you are found guilty of driving under the influence of usable cannabis you will face DUI charges and penalties, even if you are a medical patient.

Transporting Marijuana

As a patient you can legally transport cannabis within the legal limits. It’s best to keep it in your trunk or out of the reach of passengers.  

Exporting Marijuana

Moving cannabis across state lines is illegal and can result in a steep penalty if you’re caught. 

It is also illegal to ship or send it in the mail.

Traveling by Plane

Cannabis is still illegal on the federal level so it is always a risk if you decide to fly with it. 


You can use your medical card in another state if that state has medical marijuana reciprocity.

North Dakota doesn’t offer reciprocity.

Medical Marijuana

Qualifying Conditions:

  • Agitation of Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or Lou Gehrig’s disease
  • Anorexia nervosa
  • Anxiety disorder
  • Autism spectrum disorder 
  • Brain injury
  • Bulimia nervosa
  • Cancer
  • Chronic back pain, including neuropathy or damage to the nervous tissue of the spinal cord with intractable spasticity
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Decompensated cirrhosis caused by hepatitis C
  • Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, or elastic skin
  • Endometriosis
  • Epilepsy
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Glaucoma
  • Interstitial cystitis
  • Migraine
  • Neuropathy
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Spinal stenosis 
  • Terminal illness
  • Tourette syndrome
  • A chronic or debilitating disease or medical condition or their treatment that produces one or more of the following: 
    • Cachexia, or wasting syndrome
    • Intractable nausea
    • Seizures
    • Severe debilitating pain that has not responded to previously prescribed medication or surgical measures for more than three months, or for which other treatment options produced serious side effects
    • Severe and persistent muscle spasms, including multiple sclerosis.




Get Your Medical Marijuana Card

Not sure how to get your Medical Marijuana Card? We’ve partnered with Veriheal to bring you a simple and seamless way to see if you qualify and chat with a doctor right from the comfort of your own home.

Additional Resources

Looking for more?

Check out the North Dakota’s government site.

Want to learn more about the cannabis laws in other states? Click here to find out more.