State population will soon be able to possess and use eight ounces or less of medical marijuana in Kentucky if purchased legally in another state, Gov. Andy Beshear announced Tuesday.
Beshear said he signed an executive order that will take effect Jan. 1
“There is another way to cope with pain without the risk of addiction,” Beshear said at a news conference in Frankfurt.
Three criteria must be met to use marijuana in Kentucky, Beshear said:
Kentuckians must keep receipts. The amount of a cannabis person can simultaneously buy and possess cannot exceed 8 ounces, which is the difference between a misdemeanor and a felony in Kentucky.
Every Kentuckian must also have a certificate from a licensed health care provider stating that the person has been diagnosed with at least one of 21 medical conditions. A copy of the certificate must be retained.
Sick Cell Anemia
Severe and chronic pain
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Cashexia or Wasting Syndrome
A terminal illness
Polls showed that 90% of state population was for making marijuana in Kentucky legal.