Status: In Kentucky, all individuals may possess and use CBD Hemp oil. Limited individuals with medical approval may possess CBD oil derived from marijuana.
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Number of Kentucky Licenses Available
Kentucky CBD Program Guidelines
HB 124 provides:
- a patient can become a patient simply by obtaining a written order for CBD from a physician practicing at a hospital or associated clinic affiliated with a Kentucky public university having a college or school of medicine or
- one can also be a patient in Kentucky by participating in a clinical trial or in an expanded access program, in which case the patient receives a drug or substance approved for the use of those participants by the United States Food and Drug Administration
- patients may only legally obtain and possess CBD if they have been given a written order from an eligible physician
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The History of Kentucky Marijuana
Kentucky passed SB 50 into law in 2013. This bill allowed for industrial hemp cultivation programs to begin in Kentucky. It redefined industrial hemp, making it completely unrelated to marijuana. This bill was quite important to the national hemp movement as it wasn’t until a year later that the national government enacted the 2014 Farm Bill. This national piece of legislation redefined industrial hemp on a national scale, which is why hemp products like CBD are available, at least online, in every state.
In 2014, Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear also signed S.B. 124 into law, a bill intended to provide individuals suffering from intractable seizure disorders with safe, legal access to cannabidiol (CBD) derived from marijuana.
In January 2019, a bipartisan group of Kentucky lawmakers introduced House Bill 136 to legalize a medical marijuana program for the state. If passed, the bill would permit qualifying patients to access medical marijuana from state-licensed dispensaries. House Bill 136 would allow doctors to recommend marijuana to residents who have “debilitating illnesses and excruciating pain,” but it wouldn’t create a list of conditions that would make patients eligible. The bill would establish a state-regulated dispensing system of licensed cultivators, processors, dispensaries, and safety compliance facilities, but does not specify a limit on the licenses to be awarded for each license type. We will continue to monitor the bill’s progress.