- Medical Program
8 ozMust provide proof of purchase and medical certification.
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Recreational cannabis is illegal in Kentucky. However, as of January 1, 2023, Executive Order 2022-798 made medical cannabis legal for Kentucky residents with certain medical conditions, including:
Kentuckians with a medical certification prescribed by a licensed healthcare provider may possess up to eight ounces of medical cannabis. However, there lacks any official state infrastructure to support this new allowance. Cannabis sales will remain illegal in Kentucky, so qualifying patients in the state will have to purchase their products legally in a neighboring state that offers medical marijuana reciprocity.
Some local jurisdictions have also decriminalized simple possession.
It is illegal to cultivate cannabis in Kentucky. Growing marijuana five or fewer plants for recreational or medical use is a misdemeanor for the first offense, punishable by a year in prison or a $500 fine. For second offenses or an increased number of plants, penalties increase to 10 years of incarceration and fines up to $10,000.