North Dakota's 2nd medical marijuana dispensary set to open

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The North Dakota Department of Health says the state's second medical marijuana dispensary is set to open next week.

The facility will be located in Grand Forks. Jason Wahl, director of the department's Medical Marijuana Division, says the dispensary operated by We-Mend LLC is set to open Wednesday.

The first dispensary opened in Fargo on March 1. Voters approved medical marijuana in 2016, but it took time for the state to build up a regulatory structure.

Construction is continuing on dispensaries in Bismarck and Williston. It's not clear when they will open.

Wahl says more than 450 registry identification cards have been issued so far to qualifying patients.