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Kentucky

Allows Medical marijuana?: Limited (Yes High-CBD, low-THC oil)

Allows Adult-Use marijuana?: No

2018 Medical Sales : N/A

2022 Projected Medical Sales : N/A

2018 Adult Use Sales : N/A

2022 Projected Adult Use Sales : N/A

Noteworthy Information: In 2014, the Kentucky legislature passed SB 124, which exempts industrial hemp from the definition of marijuana. It also exempts CBD if done so “pursuant to the written order of a physician practicing at a hospital or associated clinic affiliated with a Kentucky public university.” It also excludes those in an FDA-approved program. In 2017, Kentucky passed HB 333, which among other things, clarified that CBD products derived from industrial hemp are legal in the state. There is a limit of 0.3% THC in CBD products. The legislature will have to pass any medical or recreational programs (section 60 of the state constitution sets out which topics may be voted on by the people – cannabis is not on the list). House Bill 166, which would legalize medical marijuana in Kentucky, was recently voted ‘pass over’. It is unlikely the bill will be revisited in this year’s legislative session.

Is there a Regulatory Structure? (State Agency): No

# of Dispensaries Allowed (# issued): N/A

# of Cultivations Allowed (# issued): N/A

# of Manufacturers Allowed (# issued): N/A

# of Testing labs Allowed (# issued): N/A

Geographic Distribution of Licenses: N/A

Application Fee: 
N/A

Licensing Fees: 
N/A

Residency Requirements: 
N/A

Vertical Integration Allowed, Required or Prohibited: 
N/A

Medical Marijuana Qualifying Patient Conditions: 
Nothing is defined, however the law has three exceptions from the definition of marijuana, (the first being hemp). The other two are: 

“[2] The substance cannabidiol [CBD], when transferred, dispensed, or administered pursuant to 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; or

[3] For persons participating in a clinical trial or in an expanded access program, a drug or substance approved for the use of those participants by the United States Food and Drug Administration.”

(The above is the aforementioned 69-word cannabis law in Kentucky.) 

Testing Required: 
N/A

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