ND Medical Marijuana


Medical marijuana can be a safe and effective treatment option for many patients who have a qualifying condition. 

At Timewise Medical, we believe in applying the best solutions to the real problems that our patients face. For many patients with qualifying conditions, medical marijuana is the right choice.

What is Timewise Medical's background in treating patients with medical marijuana?

While our practice in North Dakota is new, we have been treating patients in the state of Minnesota with medical marijuana since 2014 when their program was created. Since that time we have become a leading marijuana patient card certification clinic in Minnesota, and we look forward to providing the same level of excellent care for our patients in North Dakota. We follow the guidelines established by the North Dakota Department of Health for patients, caregivers and manufacturers to ensure positive health outcomes and safety.

How do I find out if medical marijuana is the right treatment for me?

We are committed to empowering those in need to navigate the process of receiving medical marijuana in a safe and private manner. As a patient of Dr. Adam Locketz you will learn about the process for receiving Medical Marijuana in our state. The first step is to make an appointment at one of our clinic locations. Please review our process below for additional information.

Who Qualifies for Medical Marijuana in North Dakota?

Only patients who are legal North Dakota residents and have been diagnosed with one of the qualifying conditions are eligible to receive medical cannabis in North Dakota.

  • A Terminal Illness
  • Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS)
  • Agitation of Alzheimer's Disease or related Dementia
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
  • Anorexia Nervosa
  • Anxiety Disorder
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Brain Injury
  • Bulimia Nervosa
  • Cancer
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Decompensated Cirrhosis caused by Hepatitis C
  • Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome
  • Endometriosis
  • Epilepsy
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Glaucoma
  • Interstitial Cystitis
  • Migraine
  • Neuropathy Positive Status for Human Immunodeficiency Virus
  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Spinal Stenosis or chronic back pain Including neuropathy or damage to the nervous tissue of spinal cord with objective neurological indication of intractable spasticity
  • Tourette Syndrome
  • A chronic or debilitating disease Or medical condition or treatment for such disease or medical condition that produces one or more of the following:
    • Cachexia or wasting syndrome
    • Severe debilitating pain that has not responded to previously prescribed medication or surgical measures for more than three months or for which other treatment options produced serious side effects
    • Intractable nausea
    • Seizures
    • Severe and persistent muscle spasms, including those characteristic of multiple sclerosis.

Overview of the North Dakota Medical Marijuana Program

For full details of the North Dakota Medical Cannabis Program, visit the North Dakota Department of Health website.

  • Timewise Medical Assesses Your Qualifying Condition

    The first step to be accepted into the North Dakota Medical Marijuana Program, is to schedule an appointment with Dr. Locketz to establish care for your qualifying medical condition. He will review your past medical records, evaluate you, and determine if medical marijuana will be an effective treatment for your condition.

  • Patient Submits Application and Pays Fee

    Use the North Dakota Department of Health website to submit an application online via their BioTrackTHC system. You will need to provide Dr. Locketz’ name and email address. Follow the directions on the website to pay your application fee to the NDDoH Medical Marijuana Program.

  • Dr. Locketz & TimeWise Medical certifies your condition

    Once your application is submitted online, Timewise Medical will be notified to complete the written certification. You can track your application status by signing in to your BioTrackTHC account. 

  • Once Approved You Can recieve Treatment with Medical Marijuana

    Following the submission of all necessary application documentation and receipt of a written certification from your health care provider, this step will take 2-4 weeks. After approval you will be able to purchase medical marijuana from a North Dakota dispensary. 

Medical Marijuana and Opioids Study

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