Executive Action Relating to Medical Cannabis

​​Governor Beshear signed Executive Order #2022-798 on November 15, 2022. The text of the order can be found here: https://governor.ky.gov/attachments/20221115_Executive-Order_2022-798_Medical-Cannabis.pdf​. The order does not come into effect until January 1, 2023. 

Although it may be within an APRN’s purview ​to diagnose conditions listed within the Executive Order, only MDs and DOs can attest to those qualifying con​ditions for the specific purpose of cannabis possession under the terms of Executive Order. Please remember that nurses are accountable to Kentucky Revised Statutes, Chapter 314 and Kentucky Administrative Regulations, Title 201, Chapter 20.



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