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Kentucky Legalizes Medical Marijuana


Effective January 1, 2025: Kentuckians who are “qualified patients” will be able to apply for a medical marijuana card after obtaining a written certification from their doctor showing a qualified medical condition. “Qualified patient” means a person who has obtained a written certification from a medicinal cannabis practitioner with whom he or she has a bona fide practitioner-patient relationship. The law specifically allows patients with cancer, chronic pain, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, nausea, and post-traumatic stress disorder to obtain a doctor’s recommendation to use cannabis medicinally. While the law does not allow patients to smoke marijuana, it allows for the sale of unprocessed cannabis flower, marijuana edibles, and topical products.

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For more information on Medical or Recreational Marijuana Laws, and whether they affect your state, please visit our resource guide at the Hire Image Resource Library.  

As always, Hire Image is here to help. Please contact us if you have any questions about how this may affect your own background screening practices.

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