How to Qualify for a Kentucky Medical Marijuana Card

Is Medical Marijuana Legal in Kentucky?

Even though neither of the two medical marijuana bills introduced in the Kentucky House during the 2021 legislative session passed, it appears that legalization for cannabis is inevitable in the near future! Minorities for Medical Cannabis is currently working with Kentucky State Representative Rachel Roberts to regroup and prepare a bill for the next legislative session, and bipartisan support is gaining ground.

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

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Step 1

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

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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.

What Conditions Are Approved for Treatment With Medical Marijuana?

Qualifying conditions for patients to get treatment with medical marijuana often vary from state to state. 

We aren’t sure what final legalization of medical marijuana in Kentucky will look like, but here are some conditions that are commonly approved for medical marijuana treatment:

  • Cancer

  • Multiple sclerosis

  • Neurological disease or disorder (including epilepsy)

  • Sickle cell anemia

  • Autism

  • Chronic pain 

  • Glaucoma

  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

  • Crohn’s disease

  • Ulcerative colitis

  • Cachexia (wasting syndrome)

  • Severe or persistent nausea

  • Terminal illness 

  • 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 will be able to 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 recommending medical marijuana as part of your treatment plan. 

 

The state will process the recommendation, and once you pay the 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 usually 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

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

Kentucky's medical marijuana program hopefully will be established in 2022, 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 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?

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, 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.

Legal Protection ​

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 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.

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 in the future, you will need a Kentucky marijuana card. The easiest way to obtain one will be through our services.

What Is a Kentucky Medical Marijuana Card?

A Kentucky 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 program is established, 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, sign up for our newsletter below to stay up to date on the latest developments in Kentucky’s medical marijuana program, and reserve your medical marijuana evaluation online today for a $25 discount when the day finally arrives!

How to Get a Kentucky Marijuana Card