BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – The first medical marijuana dispensary in central North Dakota is open for business.
About 15 people visited the dispensary during the first hour it opened in Bismarck Tuesday. Ben Hecht is general manager of Harvest of Bismarck. Hecht tells the Bismarck Tribune the dispensary sells everything that’s available under state law, including oil, flowers and topical lotion.
He says the medical marijuana manufacturing facility in Bismarck is researching a transdermal patch.
The Bismarck shop is one of four operating in North Dakota since voters approved medical marijuana in November 2016. Dispensaries have opened in Fargo, Grand Forks and Williston. The state expects as many as 4,000 residents will legally be using medical marijuana by next summer.
Information from: Bismarck Tribune, http://www.bismarcktribune.com