CNMI Cannabis Commission launches

With the publishing of the certification and adoption of proposed rules and regulations of the CNMI Cannabis Commission (Commission), the Commission announces the official launching of applications for the commercial Cannabis Licenses and noncommercial Homegrown Marijuana Registry.


“The creation of the cannabis industry is in the best interest of our people, especially those suffering from debilitating illnesses and for the diversification of our island economy. We will ensure that this industry will be properly regulated and enforced to protect our community’s safety and health.”

– Governor Ralph DLG. Torres

CNMI receives $274,635 for mortgage assistance

Governor Ralph DLG. Torres and Lt. Governor Arnold I. Palacios, through the Northern Marianas Housing Corporation (NMHC), announce that the CNMI has been allocated $274,635 for Community Emergency Housing Assistance by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) under the Community Development Block Grant CARES Act fund (CDBG-CV). 

USDA releases 2018 CNMI Census of Agriculture Data

The US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), together with the CNMI Department of Commerce’s Central Statistics Division announce the release of the 2018 CNMI Census of Agriculture data.

BECQ reduces laboratory fee for nitrate sampling analysis

The CNMI Bureau of Environmental and Coastal Quality (BECQ) recently announced that it has temporarily reduced its fee for the analysis of nitrate sampling performed by the Division of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Environmental Surveillance Laboratory.


Third Coconut Rhinoceros Beetle Site Discovered on Rota

On Saturday, September 12, 2020 the Department of Lands and Natural Resources (DLNR) received a critical tip regarding possible infestation of the coconut rhinoceros beetles (CRB) in the Gagani and Talakhaya areas of Rota.

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