Kentucky will continue to push for legalized medical marijuana across the state in 2018. Medical cannabis bills have already been introduced in the House (HB 166) and Senate (SB 118).
On Thursday, April 10, 2014, Kentucky then-Gov. Steve Beshear signed into law a proposal that was intended to allow patients to use cannabidiol (“CBD,” a non-psychoactive component of marijuana) if directed by a physician. The new law went into effect immediately with his signature, but it is extremely unlikely it will actually result in patients being able to access CBD unless it is revised by the legislature.