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Here's how qualified patients can enroll in the Kentucky Medical Cannabis Program.

  1. Step 1
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    Sign Up

    Schedule a meeting with a Leafwell medical marijuana doctor and get approved for the Kentucky Medical Cannabis Program in minutes.

  2. Step 2
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    Meet Your Provider

    Discuss how medical marijuana use may help with your qualifying conditions. Our medical marijuana doctor will answer your questions and approve you.

  3. Step 3
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    Get Your Certification

    Once approved, you can download and print your written medical marijuana certification in compliance with Executive Order 2022-798. There is no state application.

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    Keep Your Written Certificate With You

    Similar to a medical cannabis card, you will need to carry your certification with you at all times while possessing medical marijuana products.

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See a detailed step-by-step explainer on how to apply for your Kentucky medical marijuana card.

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State-Specific Steps

Embarking on your journey to relief in KY is simple. Let our caring specialists guide you through the state-specific steps for getting a medical card in Kentucky.

  1. Book An Appointment With Leafwell
  2. Meet With Your Provider
  3. Print Out Your Certificate
  4. Carry Your Certificate With You

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What You Pay with Leafwell

Kentucky Medical Cannabis Program patients save more with Leafwell. Get your money back if not approved.

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Qualifying Medical Conditions

The following qualifying medical conditions allow you to apply for a KY medical marijuana certificate, according to state medical marijuana law:

  • AIDS/HIV
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), aka Lou Gehrig’s disease
  • Any type or form of cancer, regardless of stage
  • Arthritis
  • Cachexia or wasting syndrome
  • Chronic nausea or cyclical vomiting syndrome that has been proven resistant to other conventional medical treatments
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Epilepsy
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Glaucoma
  • Hepatitis C
  • Huntington’s disease (HD)
  • Intractable seizure disorder
  • Intractable, severe, and chronic pain
  • Multiple sclerosis (MS)
  • Muscle spasms
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Neuropathies
  • Parkinson’s disease (PD)
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Sickle cell anemia
  • Spasticity
  • Terminal illness
  • Any other medical condition or disease that the Kentucky Center for Cannabis determines

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What You Need to Know

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    Eligibility / Patient

    Patients must be at least 18 years old and receive a written certification from one of the state’s licensed physicians to get approved for legal medical marijuana use in Kentucky. Leafwell does not require medical records from new medical marijuana patients.

    Kentucky does not have a formal medical marijuana program, so patients will not receive a state-issued medical card, nor will they have to pay state registration fees or Kentucky-specific cannabis sales taxes.

    Patients must not have been convicted of a disqualifying felony offense and must always keep a copy of their written certification when cannabis is in their possession.

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    Caregiver

    Caregivers must be over 21 and bear significant responsibility for the patient they’re caring for, as required by Kentucky medical marijuana law.

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    Can Minors Qualify?

    Yes. Minors diagnosed with certain medical conditions can get certified for medical marijuana use in Kentucky.

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What You Need

Qualified patients will need to provide the following to apply for a Kentucky MMJ card:

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    Proof of Identity

    You will need a government-issued photo ID, such as a Kentucky driver’s license or state ID card. A birth certificate or passport is required for minor patients, along with the minor patient’s caregiver’s government-issued ID.

    Medical records are not required.

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Next Steps After Approval

Congratulations on getting your medical marijuana certificate with one of Leafwell’s licensed physicians! An MMJ certificate is the only way to possess marijuana in Kentucky legally.

Please note: Executive Order 2022-798 states that patients must legally purchase cannabis through a licensed provider within the United States but outside of Kentucky.

Once certified, you must do your due diligence to determine where to purchase cannabis legally.

The safest way to purchase marijuana as a Kentucky resident would be to buy it in a state that has legalized recreational marijuana while strictly following each step of the Kentucky certification process.

How to Renew Your Card

Need to renew your Kentucky medical marijuana certificate?

  1. Log into Leafwell or register as a renewal patient here if you’re new to Leafwell. Then, speak with a Kentucky-licensed physician.
  2. Get approved and download your Leafwell certificate.
  3. Print out the certificate and carry it with you.

For more information or to begin the renewal process today, check out our Kentucky renewal page.

Remember: You must have your certification with you at all times when carrying any medical marijuana products. There is no state program or state card yet.

Legal Topics

In addition to Gov. Andy Beshear’s executive order allowing for legal protections for medical marijuana patients with certain medical conditions, state lawmakers have been working to pass laws to establish Kentucky’s medical marijuana program.

In March 2023, Gov. Andy Beshear signed a bill to define terms and establish a medicinal cannabis program in Kentucky starting in 2025.

In the meantime, patients who certify using the process outlined in Executive Order 2022-798 must carefully adhere to current regulations.

Below are a few need-to-know medical marijuana laws in Kentucky:

  • Although qualified patients may be able to receive certification for medical cannabis use, marijuana itself remains illegal, both recreationally and medically.
  • Patients may not possess more than eight ounces of cannabis.
  • Patients or their designated caregiver must keep their certification form with them whenever cannabis is in their possession.
  • Patients must follow all guidelines from the executive order when purchasing cannabis to receive legal protection from possession charges.
  • Cannabis remains illegal under federal law.
  • State residents are ineligible to participate in the Kentucky Medical Cannabis Program if they have been convicted of a disqualifying felony offense.

Caregivers

Caregivers must be over 21 and bear significant responsibility for the medical marijuana patient they’re caring for.

The caregiver must provide their name, address, and phone number to Leafwell.

Prospective caregivers should also be aware that their names will be listed on the certificate, and they will be responsible for ensuring that the certification form is in their possession at all necessary times.

Reciprocity

Kentucky does not offer medical marijuana reciprocity to cardholders from states with medical marijuana programs.

The following states and territories recognize Kentucky medical marijuana cards:

  • Arizona
  • Arkansas *
  • Hawaii *
  • Louisiana
  • Maine
  • Michigan (at the dispensary’s discretion)
  • Nevada
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey *
  • New Mexico
  • Oklahoma *
  • Puerto Rico
  • Rhode Island
  • U.S. Virgin Islands *
  • Utah * (up to two 21-day periods in a calendar year)
  • Washington, D.C.

*Visitors must complete a visiting patient application process with the state program.

FAQs

Check out our Kentucky FAQ page for more frequently asked questions about getting a Kentucky medical marijuana certification.

How much does a Kentucky medical marijuana certificate and card cost?

The cost of an online consultation to obtain your Kentucky medical marijuana certificate is $199, and you’ll only be charged if approved. Plus, now you can sign up with a friend and save 10% on your consultation.

Please note: Currently, there is no state medical marijuana program or card. A Kentucky medical marijuana certificate only allows the legal possession of up to 8 oz. of marijuana purchased from out-of-state.

What medical conditions qualify for a medical marijuana card in Kentucky?

Kentucky Executive Order 2022-798 lists the following as qualifying conditions for a medical cannabis certificate:

  • AIDS/HIV
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), aka Lou Gehrig’s disease
  • Any type or form of cancer, regardless of stage
  • Arthritis
  • Cachexia or wasting syndrome
  • Chronic nausea or cyclical vomiting syndrome that has been proven resistant to other conventional medical treatments
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Epilepsy
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Glaucoma
  • Hepatitis C
  • Huntington’s disease (HD)
  • Intractable seizure disorder
  • Intractable, severe, and chronic pain
  • Multiple sclerosis (MS)
  • Muscle spasms
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Neuropathies
  • Parkinson’s disease (PD)
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Sickle cell anemia
  • Spasticity
  • Terminal illness
  • Any other medical condition or disease that the Kentucky Center for Cannabis determines

What do I need to know about applying for my medical cannabis card in Kentucky online?

With Leafwell, applying for a Kentucky medical marijuana certificate online is simple. Here’s what to expect:

  1. Register with Leafwell and speak to a Kentucky-licensed provider online.
  2. Get approved, and your certificate will be available to download immediately.
  3. Download and print your certificate, which you will need to keep with you at all times.

Please note: Kentucky does not have a medical marijuana program or identification card system in place at this time. A Kentucky medical marijuana certification allows Kentucky residents to legally possess up to 8 ounces of cannabis purchased outside of the state.

How old do I have to be to apply for a medical marijuana card in Kentucky?

Kentucky Executive Order 2022-798 does not refer to an age limit. However, it is standard for anyone under 18 to require a caregiver.

Caregivers must be 21 years or older and have a significant responsibility for managing the individual’s well-being.

Anyone over the age of 18 can apply on their behalf.

Can I be/have a caregiver for a medical marijuana patient in Kentucky?

Yes, caregivers can be added to a patient’s Kentucky medical marijuana certificate under Executive Order 2022-798.

Caregiver Requirements:

  • Must be 21 and responsible for managing the patient’s well-being.
  • The caregiver’s name, address, and phone number must be listed on the patient’s certificate.
  • Caregivers must carry a copy of the written certification if in possession of medical cannabis.

How do I apply for the state cannabis program in Kentucky?

There is no medical marijuana program in Kentucky, so there is no need to apply. Instead, all you need is to carry your medical certificate and proof of purchase for any product on your person to remain in compliance with Executive Order 2022-798.