North Dakota First State to Use Electronic Medical Marijuana Cards

The North Dakota Department of Health added an electronic card option in coordination with BioTrackTHC.

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BISMARCK, N.D. – PRESS RELEASE – The North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH), in coordination with BioTrackTHC, added an electronic card option for registered qualifying patients, designated caregivers, and agents of dispensaries and manufacturing facilities. North Dakota is the first state in the nation to implement an electronic medical marijuana card that is accessible via a mobile device.

“Individuals registered under the Medical Marijuana Program now have the opportunity to have an electronic registry identification card to use at dispensaries,” stated Jason Wahl, director of the Division of Medical Marijuana. “Through our work with BioTrackTHC, we have been able to implement a secure electronic card option.”

Electronic cards can be accessed through the individual’s account established at the time of the application. Specific instructions for accessing the electronic card can be found on the Division of Medical Marijuana’s website at www.ndhealth.gov/mm.

“We are excited to be working with the North Dakota Department of Health who has taken the initiative to implement best-in-class technology for its medical cannabis program, which will help innovate the legal industry and further validate its legitimacy,” said Patrick Vo, chief executive officer of BioTrackTHC.

“At this time, all newly registered individuals will continue to receive a printed registry identification card,” stated Wahl. “In the future, individuals will be able to select whether they only want an electronic card or would like to continue receiving a printed card as well. We will monitor usage of the electronic card and, if feasible, will eventually move to producing only electronic cards.”

For questions, please contact the Division of Medical Marijuana at 701-328-1311.