- Fully legal
No specified limit
12 plantsPlus 24 immature
6 plantsPlus 12 immature
Get approved by a doctor, then apply to the state medical marijuana program. Receive your MMJ card and start shopping for your medical cannabis from a licensed dispensary.
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The Northern Mariana Islands has legalized both medical and recreational, adult-use cannabis.
Both medical and recreational cannabis was made legal on the Northern Mariana Islands in 2018 by House Bill 20-178. There was a previous attempt at legalization in 2010.
The Northern Mariana Islands law lists the following medical conditions as qualifiers for a medical cannabis card:
Leafwell currently isn’t open in Northern Mariana Islands. You can get certified by a local doctor and then complete any necessary steps with the state program, the Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Cannabis Commission, developed after the establishment of the Taulumwaar Sensible Cannabis Act of 2018.
Yes, telemedicine is legal in Northern Mariana Islands and you can get certified for cannabis online.
A person who is aged 21 or over may possess and transport up to one ounce of marijuana, 16 ounces of marijuana products in solid form, 72 ounces of cannabis in liquid form, five grams of extracts, and six immature plants.
They may also gift this amount to another person aged 21 or over. There are no specified limits for medical marijuana patients, suggesting that limits are based upon the qualifying physician’s decision.
Registered adults and patients may cultivate their own cannabis at home, as long as they pay the annual $5 fee to the Homegrown Marijuana Registry.
The Northern Mariana islands do not have reciprocity, so do not honor out-of-state medical marijuana cards.
A medical marijuana card issued by the territory of the Northern Mariana Islands is recognized by some US states with medical marijuana reciprocity allowances in their programs.
The following states accept or recognize out-of-state medical marijuana cards:
However, this does not always mean you can purchase cannabis at a medical marijuana dispensary (non-medical adult use is fine) – just that you are protected by the state’s medical marijuana laws to some extent. It is wise to call the dispensary ahead if you are a medical cannabis patient from another state and you intend on purchasing medical marijuana.
The qualifying condition usually has to match between states, so if your qualifying condition is accepted in one state and not your visiting state, your recommendation is not necessarily valid. You are also beholden to the visiting state’s medical marijuana laws, not the state that issued your card.
The following states accept out-of-state applications, allowing a visiting patient application to use medical cannabis for the duration of their stay:
We cannot find any specific laws regarding medical marijuana use and employment protections in the Northern Mariana Islands.
Medical cannabis in Northern Mariana must be tested for pollutants, contaminants, pesticides, mycotoxins and moisture/water content.
In all states with a medical marijuana program, the only way to purchase medicinal cannabis products is via a legally-licensed dispensary or pharmacy, or another legally designated space to purchase cannabis. Only those with a legal license to sell cannabis can actually do so.
All states with a medical marijuana program have some restrictions on where a person can legally use cannabis. Near schools, nurseries, parks or other places where children are expected to be, using cannabis is illegal. Use of cannabis on or in federal land or buildings, hospitals or any other such healthcare space is also illegal. Private members club and landowners may also prohibit cannabis use on their property or restrict it at their discretion.
The safest place to use medical cannabis is in the safety of your own home. It is wise to use common sense and generally keep consumption out of public view, and utilize discreet consumption methods wherever possible.