Kentucky Cannabis Laws

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Legal status

  • Illegal

Possession limits

  • Possession is not allowed

Cultivation

  • Cultivation is illegal

Table of contents

  1. Is cannabis legal in Kentucky?
  2. What are the medical marijuana laws in Kentucky?
  3. How much cannabis can I possess in Kentucky?
  4. Is it legal to grow cannabis in Kentucky?

Cannabis is fully illegal in Kentucky.


What are the medical marijuana laws in Kentucky?

Medical marijuana is illegal in Kentucky, as is recreational marijuana use. However, 2020 saw House Bill 136 pass 65 to 30, making it the first medical marijuana bill to be taken up by the full House.

The COVID-19 pandemic put a hold on the vote, but it will be put to the House again in 2021. There was a previous attempt at recreational legalization in 2015 that failed, and 2014 saw the legalization of CBD trials, with Governor Steve Beshear signing a law permitting patients to use non-psychoactive cannabidiol (CBD) derivatives with a physician’s recommendation under clinical trials at the University of Kentucky in the treatment of epilepsy.


How much cannabis can I possess in Kentucky?

It is illegal to possess cannabis in Kentucky.


No, it is not legal to grow cannabis in Kentucky.