- Hemp-sourced CBD: LEGAL
- Marijuana-sourced CBD for medical use only: ILLEGAL
- Marijuana-sourced CBD for recreational use: ILLEGAL
The Clara Madeline Gilliam Act (SB 124), passed in 2014, exempted CBD from the Kentucky definition of marijuana drugs and allowed it to be administered by physicians at state research hospitals, institutions of higher education, or in clinical trials. Marijuana is still illegal in Kentucky, so CBD products containing high amounts of THC are as well, unless they are covered under SB 124. In 2016, Kentucky began their industrial hemp pilot program.