Kentucky Medical Cannabis Program

Kentucky Medical Cannabis Program

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Our mission is to ensure Kentuckians suffering from serious medical conditions have safe, affordable access to medical cannabis. As medical cannabis is a healthcare necessity for Kentuckians with cancer, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, post-traumatic stress disorder, and other serious conditions, our program will prioritize patient safety, access, and affordability. We will achieve this goal through our commitment to evidence-based practices, transparency, outreach, and education.

On June 1, 2023, the Governor appointed Sam Flynn as Executive Director for the Kentucky Medical Cannabis Program and Special Advisor to the Governor. He will oversee the creation, design, and implementation of the Kentucky Medical Cannabis Program.​

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Sam Flynn

Executive Director

Kentucky Medical Cannabis Program

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Eric Friedlander


Cabinet for Health and Family Services

Program Executive Staff​

Oran S. McFarlan, III

Deputy Executive Director

Shelby Lewis

Executive Policy Advisor