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    There isn’t a medical marijuana program in Kentucky. However, starting January 1, 2023, Kentucky residents with certain medical conditions to possess and use up to 8 ounces of medical cannabis.

    To qualify, you must be diagnosed by a doctor of medicine or a doctor of osteopathy who is licensed to practice medicine in Kentucky and is in good standing with the appropriate state licensure board. The certification consultation can be online via telehealth.

    You can register with Leafwell and join a waiting list, and we will contact you about getting your approval to use cannabis in the state when we open.

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    Sign Up When The Law Passes

    As soon as we can legally open in Kentucky, we’ll email you and let you know that we’re ready to see you online.

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Benefits of Getting a Kentucky Medical Card

Having approval from a doctor of medicine or a doctor of osteopathy who is licensed to practice medicine in Kentucky is the only way to legally possess and use cannabis in the state of Kentucky.

About Medical Marijuana in Kentucky

Gov. Andy Beshear signed an executive order about medical cannabis in November 2022 that will allow Kentucky residents with certain medical conditions to possess and use up to 8 ounces of medical cannabis. However, cannabis of all forms remains illegal in the state.

Starting January 1, 2023, Kentuckians will be legally allowed to possess up to 8 oz of medical cannabis if diagnosed with one of the qualifying conditions.


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How to qualify

To qualify, you must be diagnosed by a doctor of medicine or a doctor of osteopathy who is licensed to practice medicine in Kentucky and is in good standing with the appropriate state licensure board. The certification consultation can be online via telehealth.

Cannabis sales will remain illegal in Kentucky, so qualifying patients in the state will have to purchase their products legally in a neighboring state with medical programs, including Ohio, Virginia, West Virginia, Missouri, and Illinois.

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    Leafwell will keep you updated so you can become one of the first patients when we open in the state.

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Medical Conditions

Most programs have a list of qualifying conditions which are a requirement for becoming a patient. We expect a future law in Kentucky will include a list of qualifying conditions.

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    Kentucky doesn’t yet have any listed qualifying conditions.

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Possession and Growing

At the moment, possessing and growing cannabis are both illegal in Kentucky.

Once a medical cannabis law is passed, it will permit patients to carry a certain amount, to be determined.


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Caregivers

Medical Marijuana patients will probably be allowed a caregiver in Kentucky

Under most cannabis laws, caregivers are included to allow patients who may be eligible for an MMJ Card but unable to apply for one themselves to get their medicine.

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    For example, should the patient be a minor under 18, or if the patient needs assistance accessing medical cannabis, a caregiver can be assigned to complete the process on their behalf.

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Reciprocity

Kentucky doesn’t recognise other state’s medical cards because medical cannabis and recreational cannabis is illegal in the state.

Reciprocity is one key benefit for medical marijuana users. Unlike recreational cannabis users, medical marijuana users with a medical marijuana card can travel to the states listed above and purchase the medical marijuana they require while they are out of state.

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Frequently asked questions in Kentucky

How much does a Kentucky Medical Marijuana certificate and card cost?

You cannot pay for a medical cannabis consultation online as of yet in Kentucky, so you cannot get certified for medical marijuana in the state.

What medical conditions qualify for a Medical Marijuana Card in Kentucky?

There is no medical marijuana program in Kentucky, so no conditions will qualify for an MMJ card in the state.

What do I need to know about applying for my Medical Cannabis Card in Kentucky online?

There is no medical cannabis identification card system in place in Kentucky, as there is no program as of yet in the state.

How old do I have to be to apply for a Medical Marijuana Card in Kentucky?

Not applicable, as there is no MMJ card program in Kentucky.

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

You cannot qualify as a medical cannabis caregiver in Kentucky as there is no program yet.

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

There is no medical marijuana program in Kentucky, so at the moment it is not possible.

On February 20, 2020, House Bill 136 passed 65 to 30, which, if it passes, would legalize non-smokeable forms of medical cannabis for some chronic health conditions.