Medical marijuana dispensary applies for special use permit – The Dickinson Press

If approved, it will go to city commissioners during their July 2 meeting.

GrassRoots Cannabis, based in Deerfield, Illinois, was chosen by the North Dakota Department of Health to serve the 50-mile Dickinson region.

The same company was also selected for dispensaries in Devils Lake, Minot and Jamestown.

“They went through the state process and were picked as the representative for the state to have a facility here in Dickinson,” City Planner Walter Hadley said. “That gives them the ability to apply for a special use permit.”

North Dakota’s first dispensary, The Botanist, opened in Fargo on March 1.

GrassRoots plans to construct a new building at 320 24th Street East, several blocks east of Walmart.

According to their application, the company will offer therapeutic cannabis products, including dried flower, extracted oils for vaporization, sublingual absorption and ingestion, tinctures, topicals, and transdermal patches, as well as delivery systems.

In accordance with state regulations, the products will have a maximum THC concentration of no more than 6 percent.

The dispensary’s proposed hours are Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m, Sunday 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.

No concerns or complaints have been voiced by the community yet, Hadley said.

“It’s kind of surprising,” he said. “I guess people have been talking about it in a way that this has been happening for years now, so there’s not a lot of controversy around it.”

“They could come in and get a building permit for a commercial building, and they talked about maybe doing that first, even before this is approved, but right now it seems like it’s going to be hand-in-hand,” Hadley said.

Construction would take roughly six months.

Per city ordinance, any medical marijuana dispensary must be 1,000 feet away from schools. This does not include daycares.

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