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How to Qualify for a Kentucky Medical Marijuana Card

Is Marijuana Legal in Kentucky?

Medical cannabis will be legalized for Kentucky patients in 2025! We are not seeing patients currently but plan to by the end of 2024. Please check back for updates.

The criteria to qualify once the program launches in 2025 are as follows:

  • The cannabis must be lawfully purchased in the U.S. from a state where the purchase is legal, and the receipt must be kept

  • The amount purchased and used must not exceed eight (8) ounces, which is the difference between a misdemeanor and a felony in Kentucky

  • Each person must have a certification from a licensed health care provider showing the person has been diagnosed with at least one of twenty-one (21) medical conditions

How to Qualify for a Medical Marijuana Card in Kentucky

Once the medical marijuana program launches in 2025, 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

once the program launches in 2025

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Step 1

Schedule an appointment with one of our friendly marijuana doctors in Kentucky!

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Step 2

Meet with one of our state-certified medical marijuana doctor for your evaluation appointment.

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Step 3

With the doctor's approval, you'll receive your Kentucky medical marijuana card recommendation.

Medical Marijuana Kentucky Conditions

Kentucky approved qualifying conditions for patients to get treatment with medical marijuana once the program launches in 2025.

Here are the qualifying conditions that will be approved for medical marijuana treatment:

  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) or Lou Gehrig’s disease​

  • Cachexia or wasting syndrome

  • Cancer

  • Crohn’s disease

  • Epilepsy

  • Fibromyalgia

  • Glaucoma

  • Hepatitis C

  • Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) or acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS)

  • Huntington’s disease

  • Intractable seizures / Intractable pain

  • Multiple sclerosis

  • Muscular dystrophy

  • Neuropathies

  • Parkinson’s disease

  • Post-traumatic stress disorder

  • Sickle cell anemia

  • Severe arthritis

  • Severe and chronic pain

  • Terminal illness

How to Get a Kentucky Medical Marijuana Recommendation ​

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 recommendation once the program launches in 2025. The first 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. The doctor needs 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 will be able to help you obtain your medical records before your appointment.

If your Kentucky medical marijuana doctor can confirm your condition(s) and believes medical marijuana is an appropriate treatment option, you will receive a signed certification recommending medical marijuana as part of your treatment plan. 

Once the program launches in 2025, our doctors at Kentucky Marijuana Card will be ready to assist you!

What Information Is Required When a Patient Applies for a Medical Marijuana ID Card With the State?

Kentucky's medical marijuana program will launch in January 2025! People across the State of Kentucky are actively exploring how they can become a patients and obtain their medical marijuana. To obtain a medical marijuana recommendation, patients will have to find a physician licensed by the state of Kentucky, schedule an 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 schedule an appointment with one of our physicians once the program launches in 2025.


We will be here to help every step of the way!

Am I Guaranteed to Get Approved for Medical Marijuana After Visiting Your Office in KY?

We won't be able to guarantee approval for anyone because the Kentucky marijuana doctor is the only person who will determine 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?

Here are the many reasons you should get a medical marijuana card once the program launches in 2025!

Effective Treatment ​

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 they take additional medical cannabis education courses ensuring they have critical and recent information related to the therapeutic benefits of medical marijuana.

Dispensary Access

Once legalized in 2025, 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 cannabis dispensaries. 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.

How to Get a Kentucky Marijuana Card

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