BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — State health officials have set a tentative timeline for establishing a medical marijuana industry in North Dakota, with a goal of having the drug available to patients next spring.

The Health Department is asking those interested in manufacturing or distributing medical cannabis to notify the agency by July 28. The requested letters of intent aren’t binding but should give officials an idea of the amount of interest.

We want to know how many are really serious about getting into this, either from a grower standpoint or a distribution standpoint,” said Kenan Bullinger, director of the department’s medical marijuana division.

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