How to Qualify for a Kentucky Medical Marijuana Card
Is Medical Marijuana Legal in Kentucky?
It looks like Kentucky residents won't have to wait much longer to get access to medical marijuana for natural relief! Earlier this year, Kentucky lawmakers filed a new bill to legalize medical marijuana. We are optimistic that the bill will be passed this year!
We know that the medical marijuana laws can be confusing, but we are here to help. We will keep you updated as there are updates on the bill, and once medical marijuana is legalized, we can't wait to start helping patients get access to treatment in Kentucky!
How to Qualify for a Medical Marijuana Card in Kentucky
Once medical marijuana is legalized, in order to qualify for a Kentucky Medical Marijuana Card and legally purchase medical marijuana from a dispensary you must fulfill the following qualifications:
Be diagnosed with a condition that a physician deems fit for medical marijuana treatment
Have an official written certification from a Kentucky licensed physician
Be a Kentucky resident with proof of residency (KY Driver’s License or KY State ID card)
3 Easy Steps
Schedule an appointment with one of our friendly marijuana doctors in Kentucky!
Meet with one of our state-certified medical marijuana doctor for your evaluation appointment.
With the doctor's approval, you'll receive your Kentucky medical marijuana card.
What Conditions Are Approved for Treatment With Medical Marijuana?
The current bill states that there will not be set conditions that qualify patients for medical marijuana.
Instead, a patient could be authorized for any condition that a licensed physician deems fit.
Here are some conditions that are commonly approved for medical marijuana treatment:
Neurological disease or disorder (including epilepsy)
Sickle cell anemia
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Cachexia (wasting syndrome)
Severe or persistent nausea
A condition causing severe and persistent muscle spasms
A condition for which opiates could be prescribed
How to Get Approved for a Kentucky Medical Marijuana Card
If you have previously been diagnosed with one of the common qualifying conditions or believe you currently suffer from one, you will most likely be eligible for a Kentucky Medical Marijuana Card. The next step would be to find a compassionate doctor who will review your condition(s) and if appropriate, recommend marijuana as part of your treatment plan. And that's where we come in to help!
You will need to schedule an evaluation appointment, where you and your medical marijuana doctor will likely discuss your condition as well as your medical history. It is important for the doctor to have access to your medical records, if available. Medical records allow the doctor to better assess your condition(s), and you significantly increase the likelihood of receiving a recommendation from the doctor.
If you are having a hard time getting your medical records, we are here to help! Our medical records team can help you obtain your medical records before your appointment.
If your Kentucky Medical Marijuana Doctor is able to confirm your condition(s) and believes medical marijuana is an appropriate treatment option, you will receive a signed certification from the Kentucky Marijuana Doctor recommending medical marijuana as part of your treatment plan.
The State will process the recommendation, and once you pay the state’s annual registration fee, you will be added to the patient registry and receive your Kentucky Medical Marijuana Identification Card.
At Kentucky Marijuana Card, we take care of submitting your application to the state to make the process as easy as possible for you. We will stick with you every step of the way until you have received your Kentucky Medical Marijuana Card and beyond.
What Information Is Required When a Patient Applies for a Medical Marijuana ID Card With the State?
The following are required when submitting your application:
• The application form
• The Physician's Written Certification
• A photocopy of your Kentucky issued driver's license or state ID
(please be aware that your name and address on your application form must match what is listed on your Kentucky driver's license or ID)
• The nonrefundable application fee
Medical Marijuana Doctors in KY
Kentucky's medical marijuana program will hopefully launch this year, and people across the State of Kentucky are actively exploring how they can become a patient and obtain their Medical Marijuana. In order to obtain a medical marijuana card, patients must first find a physician licensed by the State of Kentucky, schedule an in-person evaluation, and be identified as having one or more of the qualifying conditions to receive a recommendation.
The best way to receive a recommendation will be to make an appointment with one of our physicians.
We are here to help every step of the way!
Am I Guaranteed to Get Approved for Medical Marijuana After Visiting Your Office in KY?
We can’t guarantee approval for anyone because the Kentucky Marijuana Doctor is the only person that will make the determination of whether or not a patient qualifies. To increase the chances that you receive approval from the doctor, we recommend that you bring as much information as possible regarding your medical condition(s) and past treatments.
Why Get a Kentucky Medical Marijuana Card?
If you currently suffer from one or more qualifying conditions, once medical marijuana is legalized, we strongly suggest that you initiate treatment under the supervision of a physician who has training in the field and a passion for the medicinal qualities inherent in cannabis. At Kentucky Marijuana Card, all of our doctors are licensed under the State of Kentucky and have taken additional medical education cannabis courses ensuring they have critical and recent information related to the therapeutic benefits of Medical Marijuana.
Once legalized, medical marijuana products should be purchased from a Kentucky licensed dispensary. With your Kentucky Medical Marijuana card in hand, you'll be able to access all Kentucky dispensaries and purchase medical marijuana products. These state-licensed marijuana dispensaries will most likely carry many forms of medical marijuana in varying strengths, and you should be able to buy products such as tinctures, oils, creams, plant material for vaporizers, and edibles.
Once the bill is passed, your Kentucky Marijuana Card will make it easy to demonstrate to law enforcement that you are registered with Kentucky's medical marijuana program, and therefore allowed to possess, transport, and consume medical marijuana products.
Access to Other States
A Kentucky Marijuana Card will grant you access to all dispensaries located within the state, but you might end up getting more value than you originally anticipated. Many states that already have medical marijuana laws offer reciprocity with their program, meaning that your marijuana card from Kentucky will allow you to purchase marijuana in other states with similar requirements.
I Have a Qualifying Medical Condition, Now How Do I Get Approved?
If you are currently living with a condition listed above, you will most likely be eligible for treatment with medical marijuana in Kentucky. Before you can walk into dispensaries and purchase Medical Marijuana, you will need a Kentucky Medical Marijuana Card. The easiest way to obtain one will be through our services here at Kentucky Marijuana Card.
What Is a Kentucky Medical Marijuana Card?
A Kentucky Medical Marijuana card will be the patient identification card that you will receive once you've been registered as a medical marijuana patient in the state of Kentucky.
Although we don't yet know what the Kentucky marijuana cards will look like, they will likely look similar to any other identification card you might have, with your picture on it, your date of birth, and a unique patient identification number. With your card in hand, you will have the legal rights and benefits granted to patients under the State's Medical Marijuana Laws.
We understand that the medical marijuana laws in Kentucky can be confusing, but we will remove the guesswork and stress from this process. Once the medical marijuana bill is passed, our friendly support staff will carefully walk you through the entire process, from helping you collect your medical records before your appointment to submitting your recommendation after your appointment. We guarantee to provide the best value and the most compassionate doctors in the state of Kentucky!
Please give us a call today at (833) 781-6360 if you have any questions or would like to be notified when appointments are available!