Kentucky becomes the 38th state to embrace medical marijuana.Kentucky
Kentucky Becomes 38th State to Legalize Medical Marijuana. Gov. Andy Beshear last Friday signed into law Senate Bill 47, making the state the 38thto allow for the medicinal use of marijuana. The bill will allow patients with specified medical conditions, including cancer, chronic pain, epilepsy and post-traumatic stress disorder to obtain a doctor's recommendation to use cannabis medicinally. The bill does not allow patients to smoke marijuana, although it does allow for the sale of unprocessed cannabis flower for vaporization. Other marijuana formulations including capsules, tinctures and topical products are also authorized by the bill. Patients will be permitted to possess a 10-day supply of cannabis on their person and a 30-day supply at home. It will be up to the Cabinet for Health and Family Services to draft and put into place regulations for the production and sale of medical marijuana.