Medical Cannabis

Medical Cannabis for North Dakota Residents

****Canopy Medical Clinic is not currently taking new patients for medical cannabis cards. Please check back in the future for updates****


Please review all of the information provided below regarding Medical Cannabis at Canopy Medical Clinic.

Heidi Selzler-Echola, APRN certifies cannabis cards for certain qualifying conditions for individuals 18+. Heidi is a certified Women's Health/Gender Health Nurse Practitioner. North Dakota cannabis laws state that your sole reason for the relationship with your provider can not only be for medical cannabis. If you are interested in a medical cannabis card, you must also be receiving care from us for sexual health, reproductive health or transgender hormone therapy. We do not provide medical cannabis cards for individuals who are pregnant.  Some examples of sexual healthcare may include:

  • STI Testing
  • Contraception
  • Gender-Affirming Hormone Therapy
  • PrEP

Canopy Medical Clinic provides assessments and approval of medical cannabis for the following qualifying conditions only:

  • Anxiety
  • PTSD
  • Endometriosis
  • Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS)
  • Positive Status for Human Immunodeficiency Virus
  • Anorexia Nervosa
  • Bulimia Nervosa
  • Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome 
  • Interstitial Cystitis

Is medical cannabis right for you?
Our providers will review your past medical records, evaluate you, and determine if medical marijuana will be an effective treatment for your condition.

What is the process for receiving a medical cannabis card?
For Medical Cannabis services, you must already have a diagnosis of one of the above qualifying conditions. Before a medical cannabis card is approved, we will need to review your medical records showing a history of your qualifying condition diagnosis.

Step 1: Make an Appointment:
The first step to be accepted into the North Dakota Medical Marijuana Program, is to schedule an in-person appointment with Heidi Selzler-Echola, APRN at our Fargo, ND office. Your provider will review your past medical records, evaluate you, and determine if medical marijuana will be an effective treatment for your condition.

Step 2: Fill out an Application:
Use the North Dakota Department of Health website to submit an application online. You will need to provide your provider's name and email address. Follow the directions on the website to pay your application fee to the NDDoH Medical Marijuana Program.

Step 3: We Certify Your Condision with the North Dakota Department of Health:
Once your application is submitted online, Canopy Medical will be notified to complete the written certification. You can track your application status by signing in to your account. 

Step 4: Getting Your Card:
Following the submission of all necessary application documentation and receipt of a written certification from your health care provider, you will receive your medical card in the mail. This step can take 1-4 weeks. After approval you will be able to purchase medical marijuana from a North Dakota dispensary

Managing Your Card:
The North Dakota Cannabis law states you must have a "bona fide" relationship with the provider who certifies your condition. The law specifically states that the sole purpose of your relationship with a medical provider can not be to only get your cannabis card.

To maintain your bona fide relationship, a follow-up appointment is required 3 months after you first receive your medical cannabis card, and then on a yearly basis. These appointments are to make sure you are not having any negative side effects, and to ensure your goals are being met with medical cannabis use. 

Medical Cannabis Resources:
North Dakota Department of Health Medical Marijuana
American Cannabis Nurses Association