KENTUCKY

low-THC cannabis or industrial hemp-derived CBD oil

Current Status

In 2014, the Kentucky legislature passed SB 124 and revised the definition of marijuana under state law to create legal protection for patients who use CBD medicine as part of an approved clinical trial or on the written order of “a physician practicing at a hospital or associated clinic affiliated with a Kentucky public university having a college or school of medicine.”

The law does not create a production or distribution model within Kentucky, so patients with a qualifying Kentucky can only obtain their medicine by traveling to a medical cannabis state that both has production of CBD medicines and would recognize a Kentucky physician’s order as valid. Kentucky does not offer reciprocity for their patients.


Medical Marijuana

Patients that use CBD as part of a clinical trial, or by a doctor in a participating clinical trial is allowed

Cultivation

Manufacturing/Processing

Testing

Distribution/Dispensaries

Kentucky only allows for low THC cannabis or CBD Oil

Important Cannabis Laws

SB 124 (2014) : revised the definition of “marijuana” under state law to create legal protection for patients.