Kentucky Medical Marijuana Business Licenses

Medical Marijuana Legalization Success In Kentucky

Congratulations to Kentucky advocates, lawmakers, and Governor Beshear for getting medical marijuana across the finish line!

Medical Marijuana License Application Planning Starts Now

As the final days of the Kentucky legislative session closed in for 2023, all eyes were on state legislators as SB 47 made its way through final hurdles. The governor urged  lawmakers to approve medical marijuana after similar proposals in prior sessions stalled in the Senate. In the final hours of the legislative session, efforts of advocates and lawmakers came to fruition as the bill passed and was promptly signed by Governor Andy Beshear.


Start Business Planning Now

The Kentucky medical marijuana legislation calls for regulations to be finalized by January 1, 2024, so those hoping to apply for a license should start now.

Business planning and financial modeling now is an important early step in being prepared for applying for a license.

Contact our medical marijuana license consultants now to start planning.

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How to Apply for a Medical Marijuana License in Kentucky

The Cabinet for Health and Family Services would be charged with overseeing the program, including setting regulations and issuing business licenses.

License Types in Kentucky

Start planning now to apply for medical marijuana licenses in these categories:

Local governments could opt out of allowing cannabis businesses to operate, but citizens could petition to have their municipalities opt back in

What is the Medical Marijuana License Timeline in Kentucky?

Regulations Finalized Within 9 Months

Medical marijuana regulations in Kentucky would need to be finalized by January 1, 2024.

Medical Marijuana Program Launch One Year After Regulations

Under the bill, Kentucky’s medical cannabis program would launch by January 2025. 







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