Kentucky Medical Marijuana Card Cost

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How Much Does the Kentucky Medical Marijuana Card Cost?

The Kentucky Office of Medical Cannabis will begin accepting applications, from patients and caregivers, to join the state’s medical marijuana program on January 1, 2025. It already published guidelines for applying for a medical marijuana card in the state. First, patients must be diagnosed with qualifying conditions and must provide written certifications from eligible medical practitioners before they can apply for Kentucky’s medical cannabis card. While non-resident medical marijuana patients do not need to provide such certifications when visiting Kentucky, they must be at least 21 years old, be diagnosed with a condition recognized as qualifying for medical cannabis in Kentucky, and provide MMJ cards from their home states.

Cost of Physician Visitation

To certify a patient for medical marijuana use in Kentucky, a healthcare provider must have a bona fide and ongoing care relationship with the patient. Only state-registered physicians, osteopaths, and advanced practice registered nurses, authorized to do so by their respective licensing boards, can certify patients for medical cannabis use. Kentucky requires the initial visit to obtain a medical provider certification to be in person. Subsequent consultations to recertify a patient when renewing their medical cannabis card can be conducted via telehealth services. When patients visit their medical providers to obtain written certifications from 2025 onward, they may expect to pay $100 - $300 for the consultation.

Kentucky Medical Marijuana Card Fee

The Office of Medical Cannabis already set a fee of $25 for a Kentucky medical cannabis registry ID. This is the same fee for resident adult and minor patients as well as caregivers and out-of-state patients. For this fee, Kentucky provides a digital medical cannabis card available on patients’ and caregivers’ profiles on the state’s Medical Cannabis Registry. This card is valid for 1 year, unless the certifying medical provider stipulates a shorter duration. The Kentucky Office of Medical Cannabis may provide a physical MMJ card, if requested, sent to a mail address.

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