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Kentucky has legalized medical cannabis use, but the law will not go into effect until January 1, 2025. Until then, cannabis remains illegal for both medical and recreational use in the state.

Legal Status: Yes, medical, but not effective until January 1, 2025

Protections for Medicinal Users & Exceptions:

As of March 31, 2023, Kentucky passed a law legalizing medical cannabis use, but it will not go into effect until January 1, 2025. There are currently no protections or exceptions in place.

Protections for Recreational Users & Exceptions:


Restrictions on Testing for Cannabis:



While Kentucky has legalized medical cannabis, it will not be effective until 2025. Until then, there are no legal protections or exceptions for cannabis use in employment. Once the law becomes effective, it is advisable to check for specific regulations related to employment.