North Dakota’s laws restricting sales of over-the-counter cold and allergy medicines containing pseudoephedrine and ephedrine took effect in 2003. In 2006, the President signed the Combat Meth Act, which imposed additional restrictions on both retailers and consumers. The 2007 Legislature amended North Dakota’s laws to more closely mirror federal laws, effective immediately.
To assist retailers, the Office of Attorney General has prepared a general overview of state and federal laws, with an explanation of the additional requirements mandated by federal law. For more information, contact the Bureau of Criminal Investigation at (701) 328-5500.