US (KY): Governor signs executive orders allowing MMJ possession from other states

The governor of Kentucky signed two cannabis-related executive orders on Tuesday: one to allow patients who meet certain criteria to possess up to eight ounces of medical cannabis legally obtained from dispensaries in other states and another to regulate the sale of delta-8 THC products.

Gov. Andy Beshear (D) said at a press briefing that the first executive order will take effect starting on January 1, 2023, giving patients with serious illness protection from prosecution in Kentucky if they possess cannabis that they can prove was purchased from a licensed, out-of-state dispensary.

“Kentuckians suffering from chronic and terminal conditions are going to be able to get the treatment they need without living in fear of a misdemeanor,” Beshear said. “With 37 states already legalizing medical cannabis and 90% of Kentucky adults supporting it, I am doing what I can to provide access and relief to those who meet certain conditions and need it to better enjoy their life, without pain.”


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