The Jamestown Herbology dispensary is set to open Tuesday, Sept. 24, at 1513 Business Loop East in Jamestown.
“Our goal is to make the dispensary a warm and welcoming place,” she said. “Most of our patients are looking for relief and our goal is to make the patient feel safe and comfortable while they are here.”
Patients will enter a waiting room area before meeting with a herbologist for a one-on-one discussion.
“They can talk as much or as little as they want,” Wettlaufer said. “The herbologist will go through the menu with the patient. They are always there for questions because everybody is different.”
According to the North Dakota Department of Health, 1,243 patient cards for medical marijuana had been issued in the state as of Thursday, Sept. 19.
“It is a new industry and we expect it to be a slow ramp in the beginning,” Wettlaufer said, referring to how busy the new dispensary might be in the early days.
“There are a variety of conditions, 26 qualifying conditions in North Dakota, that people seek help with,” Wettlaufer said. “People are looking to alleviate symptoms and improve their quality of life.”
Wettlaufer said Herbology offers a variety of forms of medical marijuana and has products ranging from $20 to $200. Sales at Herbology are limited to cash transactions only.
“What is best varies from patient to patient,” she said. “We will be online and they can ask questions. We would also encourage people to go to the Department of Health website.”
The Department of Health website, www.ndhealth.gov, includes instructions for applying for a patient card as well as information regarding the program.
“The state has been great to work with,” Wettlaufer said. “This has been