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How to Get a Medical Marijuana Card in North Dakota

May 8, 2023

North Dakota DOES NOT allow telehealth visits for new medical cannabis card patients. In-person visits are REQUIRED if you are receiving your medical cannabis card for the first time. My Virtual Physician is not currently available to assist patients for a Medical Marijuana Card in North Dakota.

There are nearly 10,000 medical cannabis cardholders in the Flickertail State. Last year, North Dakota made it even easier to get your medical marijuana ID card by cutting the registration fee in half.

Medical cannabis isn’t new to ND. It has been around since 2016. If you’re still unsure how to get your cannabis medical card, this article is for you.

This guide covers how and where to get a medical cannabis card in North Dakota. In this guide, My Virtual Physician outlines the steps to get your medical cannabis card if you’re living in North Dakota, what it will cost you, and how to apply.

Do I Qualify for a Medical Cannabis Card in North Dakota?

Over 30 medical conditions are included in North Dakota’s qualified debilitating conditions list. You’ll want to make sure your condition is on the list before you begin the application process. Here’s the list of qualifying debilitating medical conditions in North Dakota:

  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Terminal Illness
  • AIDS or HIV
  • Alzheimer’s or Dementia
  • ALS
  • Anorexia
  • Anxiety Disorder
  • Autism
  • Brain Injury
  • Bulimia
  • Cancer
  • Crohn’s Disease
  • Hepatitis C-Related Complications
  • Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome
  • Endometriosis
  • Epilepsy
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Glaucoma
  • Interstitial Cystitis
  • Migraine
  • Neuropathy
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Chronic Back Pain
  • Tourette Syndrome
  • Cachexia
  • Severe Debilitating Pain
  • Intractable Nausea
  • Seizures
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Severe Muscle Spasms

If you suffer from any of the above conditions, you can qualify for a medical cannabis card in North Dakota. Proceed with the next steps to get your card for medical marijuana.

Getting Your Medical Cannabis Card in North Dakota

The process to get a medical card for cannabis is simple. You’ll need three things to get your card:

  1. Medical Cannabis Card Application
  2. Physician’s Certification
  3. Payment

Step #1: Start Your Application

The first step to getting your medical cannabis card in North Dakota is to begin the registration process. You can do this by creating a new online account within the ND Health & Human Services portal website called BioTrackTHC. Click the blue “Create an Account” button to get started. Once you are logged in, you can begin the medical cannabis card application. Begin a new application on the “applications” tab.


Here’s a list of items and information you’ll need to complete your application:

  • Photo
  • North Dakota State Issued ID
  • Name of healthcare provider*
  • Email of healthcare provider*


*The healthcare provider that you list on your application will be the same doctor who will be providing the physician’s certification in the next step. You must have a bona fide patient-doctor relationship in order to proceed. 


In North Dakota, bona fide provider means that you’ll need a physician that:

  • Reviews your past medical records and maintains their own medical records for you as a patient.
  • Provides an in-person medical evaluation.
  • Provides ongoing care for a qualifying debilitating medical condition.
  • Is not solely the provider for the purpose of medical cannabis certification.


Your application will then go into a pending status until you fulfill the next step in the process: physician certification.

Step #2: Physician’s Certification

In North Dakota, a doctor’s evaluation is required in order to process your medical cannabis card application. This consultation visit allows your bona fide doctor to confirm your qualifying medical condition and certify his or her recommendation of medical marijuana as treatment.

Your doctor will be notified once you’ve submitted the patient portion of the medical cannabis card application (see step #1 above). There is not a paper physician certification in North Dakota and your doctor will complete his end of the process after your appointment.

Step #3: Paying for Your Medical Cannabis Card

Getting your medical cannabis card in North Dakota often requires two payments to two separate entities. For one, you’ll pay an application fee during the registration process. This charge was reduced to $25 in 2022.

The other payment will be made to your doctor for your consultation, which is required for physician certification. If you have a bona fide relationship already with My Virtual Physician, our current charge is $115 for this consultation service.

Cards are valid for one year and must be renewed on an annual basis with updated physician certification.

Take the First Step Now

Don’t put your pain relief on hold any longer. Now that you know the steps to get your medical cannabis card in North Dakota, you can get started on your application today. Although My Virtual Physician may not qualify as your bona fide physician, we can assist you with finding relief for both chronic and acute health concerns. Book an appointment today to get back to feeling great!

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