Grassroots solutions for a sustainable
CNMI cannabis industry
HAFA ADAI YAN TIROW!
You've reached the CNMI Cannabis Commission website. We offer a variety of cannabis licenses for both local entrepreneurs and/or eligible seasoned veterans to apply for.
Explore our page to learn more.
TAULAMWAAR SENSIBLE CNMI
CANNABIS ACT OF 2018
The CNMI Cannabis Commission was created by the CNMI Government through the Taulamwaar Sensible CNMI Cannabis Act of 2018, which was signed into law as CNMI Public Law 20-66 on September 21, 2018.
In August 21, 2019, CNMI Public Law 21-05 was signed into law by Honorable Governor Ralph DLG. Torres, allowing the CNMI Cannabis Commission to be a full-fledged board.
On September 12, 2019, the Commission organized and elected the Board's officers. A month later on November 12, 2019, the Commission hired their Managing Director.
Due to ongoing budgetary constraints, the Managing Director continues to be the lone employee of the Commission while leveraging partner agencies to enforce the Act.
By statute, the Commission had 180 days to promulgate its rules and regulations. On March 10, 2020 and meeting the 180-day deadline, the Commission published into regulation the emergency rules and regulations for the CNMI's newest industry.
Visit our Resource Library to access the Commission's rules and regulations.
The CNMI Cannabis Commission holds monthly meetings which allows for the general public to voice concerns relating to the cannabis industry.
The Commission requires at least 72 hours public notice before all scheduled regular meetings to enable the citizens of the CNMI to participate, should they wish to.
Below are all Public Notices posted by the Commission thus far:
May > No Meetings due to COVID
April > No Meetings due to COVID
"To regulate the Cannabis Industry by implementing and administering the laws and regulations enabling safe, responsible adult personal use of Cannabis and to capture a revenue stream that can contribute towards the overall economic progress in the Commonwealth."