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How To Get A Medical Marijuana Card In Kentucky

Complete Guide 2018

KY – A marijuana card, or MMJ card is a state issued ID card. As a resident of the state, this will guide you through the process on how to get a medical marijuana card in Kentucky:

Kentucky – Currently there is not a path to legal medical cannabis in Kentucky. Neither CBD or THC forms are being considered. Unlike over half of the United States, Kentucky remains frozen in progress of this evolution in modern medicine taking place. Times are changing, as seen in daily news, public opinion as well as in our elected representatives due to the widespread support of medical marijuana from voters.

***Please contact your Elected Representatives and let them know where you stand on the issue of Medical Marijuana.*** 

Marijuana Cards in Kentucky Q&A

How Much Does a Kentucky Medical Card Cost To Get From The State?

  • To Be Determined

How much does a Recommending Marijuana Doctor in Kentucky Cost?

  • Average visits to recommending marijuana doctors in other states vary. Typically between 150-300 for an initial visit & 100-200 for follow up visits.

How often do I have to see my Doctor?

  • To Be Determined

How Long Is a Kentucky Marijuana Card Good?

  • To Be Determined, however in most states medical cards are valid for 1 year.

My Kentucky Medical Marijuana Card has Expired. How to get a Renewal?

  • To Be Determined

Once I have my Kentucky MMJ card, where can I buy marijuana?

  • Medical marijuana is typically purchased at Medical Dispensaries. Several states now actively have recreational dispensaries as well.

Once I have my KY MMJ card, can I grow my own marijuana?

  • To Be Determined

 What do I need to do if I change my address or other information changes?

  • To Be Determined

Where can I find a marijuana doctor near me in KY

  • There currently are no med marijuana doctors in Kentucky.

Qualifying Conditions for KY MMJ

Kentucky Debilitating Conditions List:

What are the Qualifying Debilitating Conditions Required to Receive Medical Marijuana in Kentucky?

  • To Be Determined

Below are examples of Qualified Conditions in other states that may qualify patients in KY when medical marijuana is approved.

  • Cancer
  • Glaucoma
  • Positive status for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)
  • Acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS)
  • Hepatitis C
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Chronic pancreatitis
  • Spinal cord injury or disease
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Epilepsy
  • Lupus
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Ehlers-Danlos syndrome
  • A severely debilitating or terminal medical condition or its treatment that has produced at least one of the following:
    • Elevated intraocular pressure
    • Cachexia
    • Chemotherapy-induced anorexia
    • Wasting syndrome
    • Agitation of Alzheimer’s disease
    • Severe pain that has not responded to previously prescribed medication or surgical measures or for which other treatment options produced serious side effects, constant or severe nausea, moderate to severe vomiting, seizures, or severe, persistent muscle spasms
  • Moderate to severe chronic pain.
  • Moderate or severe post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

Get Pre-Registered for Medical Cannabis In Kentucky:

For potential medical marijuana patients in KY we are now offering the service that makes it easy to connect with a certified recommending doctor. You will also receive updates & news relative to the medical marijuana program. If you are interested, believe you qualify or will in the future please fill out the MMJ patient registration form and we will have a physician or clinic representative contact you once medical marijuana is legal as available. Legal Residents Only.

Kentucky Medical Marijuana Patient Pre-Registration

***Kentucky Doctor & Physician Clinics Only***

Want to help more patients? To have your clinic or doctors practice added to our nationwide network please fill out the registration form below.

Frequently asked questions (FAQ)

Below are frequently asked questions we recieve from Kentucky residents regarding CBD vs THC, smoking “weed”, edibles and marijuana in general. 

Who Can Use Medical Marijuana in Kentucky?

  • Currently no one. 

Can I Smoke Weed Once Qualified?

  • Some legal states allow marijuana to be consumed in smokable forms, some only in vaping which mainly consists of CBD & THC oils.

Can I Take My Medical Marijuana to a Different State?

  • No. According to current laws patients who obtain a medical card should use medical marijuana in Kentucky only. Medical marijuana patients may face federal and local charges of transporting marijuana if they cross state lines with the drug. This is true even if the states between which they are traveling allow medical marijuana. Should you need to travel with your marijuana it would be best to contact the state’s Bureau of health to understand the exact laws of the state you are traveling to in order to not risk breaking the law.

What is the difference between CBD & THC?

  • Psychoactive Vs. Non-Psychoactive. THC creates a euphoric effect due to the way it connects to the bodies endocannabinoid system. The endocannabinoid system has been recently recognized as an important modulatory system in the function of brain, endocrine, and immune tissues. Cannabidiol, or CBD reacts differently and is used with patients that require or prefer non euphoric care.

I see CBD Oils for sale on commercials, the internet and signs at head shops around town, is this CBD Oil legal in Kentucky?

  • Hemp derived CBD oil is legal. 

Will CBD products including edibles & gummies, or cannabidiol oil vaped get me high?

  • No. CBD is a product that has no THC if derived from hemp and very little if derived from cannabis. THC is the chemical compound that creates the “high”. CBD products are available for patients that have a need for non-euphoric treatment.

Are THC Infused edibles allowed in Kentucky?

  • To Be Determined

CBD for Pets, really?

  • Yes, CBD for Dogs, CBD for Cats, and CBD for pets in general is becoming a popular treatment for caring for pets that have arthritis, chronic pain and other ailments. The efficacy and safety of CBD for dogs, cats, and other pets have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. The FDA only evaluates foods and drugs, not supplements like these products.

Where can I get CBD for pets?

  • You can find CBD for pets online, at some pet stores, and at holistic shops.
  • Buy CBD for pets online.

Can I use Medical Marijuana Anywhere?

  • To Be Determined, however once legal similar to all states Kentucky medical cannabis card holders have to be responsible. It is important to remember that when smoking in public, it may be assumed that you are using it for recreational use, which is illegal on a Federal Level. Once legal, Kentucky medical marijuana card holders are advised to consume their medicine responsibly, in the safety of their home or in a private residence.

I Recently Read An Article That Recreational Weed Was Legal In Kentucky, Is This True?

  • No. Recreational Marijuana Is NOT LEGAL in Kentucky – The Article was Fake News.

How Much Should I consume?

  • You should always consult with a Kentucky marijuana certified physician before using and that doctor will set the course of treatment.

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