Bismarck, ND – The number of people who have applied for medical marijuana cards is not anywhere near the number originally expected at this point.
Medical marijuana is not too far off.
“We’ve currently harvested three different times,” Pure Dakota COO Casey Neumann said. Pure Dakota is one of two manufacturing facilities in the state.
It is a big harvest for Pure Dakota.
“We currently are growing a thousand plants,” Neumann said.
That is the maximum allowed by the state.
The Grand Forks dispensary, Strive Life, might be the first one to open. So KX News talked with Item 9 Labs Corp. CEO Sara Gullickson. Item 9 acquired Dispensary Permits in 2018, which secured the license for Strive Life North Dakota.
“We’re not looking to service hundreds of patients the first day of opening. If the program is a little bit slower to grow, and that obviously feeds right into our staffing model and to make sure we don’t overstaff,” Gullickson said.