Meet With a Medical Marijuana Doctor in Kentucky

Well, this is awkward.

It looks like we are not currently helping patients in Kentucky to get their medical marijuana cards. However, you can take advantage of our Personalized Consults as a Kentucky resident to better understand how cannabis and cbd may be helpful to you.

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How to Get a Medical Marijuana Card in KY

1BOOK AN APPOINTMENT

When we’re booking appointments in Kentucky, you will schedule an appointment to see a medical marijuana doctor in KY through Veriheal at a time that is most convenient for you. Provide basic medical history and book your appointment with a licensed medical marijuana doctor. You will need medical records and the doctor(s) can approve any qualifying condition.

2CONSULT WITH A MMJ DOCTOR

Consult with a doctor for 10-15 minutes to evaluate your ailments, and ask any questions you may have about medical marijuana treatment. After the appointment is complete and if you are approved, the doctor will fill out a recommendation form for medical marijuana. Once you have this you can then apply to the state.

3GET APPROVED

Once you are approved, you’ll register with the state and submit an application. The state will process your application and notify you of your approval and mail your card. Once you have your card in hand, you can begin purchasing from dispensaries.

In Kentucky, patients will need to re-certify their license annually by seeing a licensed physician again. Veriheal will get in touch with you when your certification is approaching its expiration to help you set up a renewal consultation.

The Status of Cannabis Legalization in Kentucky

Directly after Kentucky passed a historic vote of 65-30 for HB 136, which would legalize medical cannabis, the COVID-19 pandemic pushed pause on the legislation. 

Before the February 2020 vote, the Lexington Herald-Leader reported how HB136 had serious momentum with bill sponsor Rep. James Nemes saying, “it’s almost, pretty much over in the House of Representatives. Now we’ve got to let our senators understand where you are and educate them on the bill.” 

The stalled legislation is a definite disappointment for 90% of Kentuckians who support the legalization of cannabis for medicinal purposes, reported by a statewide inquiry. The annual Kentucky Health Issues Poll (KHIP) repeatedly asks citizens of the Bluegrass State how they feel about significant issues. 

The most recent survey, sponsored by a Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky, showed the extreme shift in citizen’s point of view over the last decade regarding medicinal and recreational cannabis.

“The KHIP report found that support for medical marijuana among Kentucky adults jumped from 78 percent in 2012, the last time the poll asked this question,” reports the foundation. “A greater proportion of Kentucky adults also support legalizing marijuana under any circumstances (38 percent in 2012 compared to 59 percent in 2019), or for recreational purposes (26 percent in 2012, 49 percent in 2019).”

Based on the historic February 2020 House vote for HB136 to legalize medicinal cannabis that took place before COVID-19, and the overwhelming citizen support, it is likely the legislation will be one of the first in line for a vote when the session reconvenes. 

Patient Qualifying Conditions

There is no medical cannabis program in Kentucky.  Thus, there are no qualifying conditions at this time. 

Caregivers

Without a designated statewide program, there are no caregiver laws set up in Kentucky for assisting patients with medical cannabis. 

Possession and Cultivation Limits

There are no definitive possession laws regarding medical cannabis since the state of Kentucky does not have a program. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Kentucky refer me to certified medical cannabis physicians?

No, the state does not offer any physician referrals, which is why Veriheal will set up shop in Kentucky when the state approves a medical cannabis program.

Veriheal will provide physicians for you once the state approves a program. After meeting with a certified doctor in a virtual video consultation from the comfort of your own home, the doctor will determine your eligibility based on a qualifying condition(s).

From start to finish, the medical evaluation takes approximately 10-15 minutes.

Places to Visit in Kentucky After Enjoying Your Medicine

The Bluegrass State, famous for the Kentucky Derby, has so many exciting parts of the southern region far beyond Churchill Down's annual stallion race. Blue-purple flowers that bloom in large fields are how Kentucky got its nickname, proving the state's natural beauty also seen in Mammoth Cave National Park and Red River Gorge Geological Area. Cumberland Falls, a "moonbow" of cascading water, is also another famous Kentucky tourist attraction. Some come to Kentucky alone to visit the Creation Museum with interactive exhibits and scenes, while others truck to the midwest to visit the famous Louisville Zoo. When Kentucky does pass a medical cannabis program statewide, locals will have the opportunity to stop at any of the below best places on the way to the dispensary.

Mammoth Cave National Park

Mammoth Cave National Park has all types of cavern tours, including the Gothic Avenue and Wild Cave Tours, not to mention Crystal Onyx Cave. Nearby Diamond Caverns is another underground wonderland locals and visitors love to venture through. Ranger-led programs for the family are available in the park. Many visit the park for both exercise and entertainment and available hiking or biking on the park's endless trails. For those who want to see the park from the water's point-of-view, the park has canoeing, kayaking, and boating in the Green and Nolin Rivers in the park.

Louisville Zoo

One day at the Louisville Zoo is not enough time to cover all of its available activities that bring you up close and personal to some awesome wildlife. Take, for example, a sloth exhibit, a display of the upside-down hanging and slow-moving species. Fitz the elephant, born in 2019, is the zoo’s colossal infant, who lives lovingly next to mother Mikki. Along with dozens of animal exhibits, the Louisville Zoo also offers rides and attractions. The zoo hosts more than 50 events throughout the year, including a 5K race, movie nights, and Earth month celebrations.

Data Last Updated 10/17/2020

Last week we signed up

5,404 patients

for their medical cannabis cards