Kentuckians will soon be allowed to legally possess up to eight ounces of medical cannabis if it’s purchased in another state. 

According to one of the two executive orders signed by Kentucky governor Andy Beshear on Tuesday, residents of the Bluegrass State can also use small amounts of medical marijuana to treat specific health conditions. The first executive order will take effect beginning January 1, 2023.

Each person will need a certification from a licensed healthcare provider as proof of being diagnosed with at least one of the 21 medical conditions, including cancer, ALS, epilepsy, intractable seizures and Parkinson’s disease, to name a few. A copy of the certification as well as a receipt from the purchase is required.

“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 …

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