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    Join the Waitlist

    There isn’t a medical marijuana program in place in Kentucky, but this could change quite soon. You can register with Leafwell and join a waiting list, and we will contact you about getting a medical marijuana certificate should Kentucky legalize medical cannabis consultations via telehealth.

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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

When the laws pass, a medical card will be the only way to legally purchase medical cannabis in Kentucky.

About Medical Marijuana 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 the future.

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.

Both Democrat and Republican Representatives in Kentucky support a medical marijuana bill in the state, but by no means is this a universal feeling amongst Kentucky’s politicians and voters.

How to qualify

You can’t yet qualify for a medical cannabis card in Kentucky.

  1. Here’s what you need to know:

    Leafwell will keep you updated so you can become one of the first patients under a future program.

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.

  1. We'll let you know the conditions when the law crystalizes.

    Kentucky doesn’t yet have any listed qualifying conditions.

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.


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.


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.

Kentucky Cannabis Laws

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.