About UsAmerican Grown. Family Owned.
We introduced Cannabidiol to Kentucky in 2013 when advocating for the legalization of hemp for our founder’s son, Colten, who was diagnosed with Idiopathic Generalized Epilepsy at age 3.
With the passing of SB50 and the Federal Farm Bill of 2014, Kentucky Cannabis Company was approved as one of the original 6 to legally cultivate hemp in Kentucky. While others were focused on the plant’s other uses, we focused all our efforts on therapeutic aspects of non-intoxicating cannabis and began growing high CBD, American hemp varieties.
Years in operation
Company of Firsts
Founded in 2014 for family, by family, we have successfully continued to operate today as a vertically-integrated, family-owned business, focused on bettering the hemp industry so all consumers can purchase products they can trust.
We are a company of firsts. The first to plant hemp in the Kentucky soil since its prohibition. The first to cultivate for high CBD hemp the first to produce CBD products in the commonwealth, the first to open an exclusive CBD retail store, Bluegrass Hemp Oil, in Kentucky and United States.
Over the Years
1 SEIZURE TO 100’s
Polyniaks’ son was diagnosed with Idiopathic Generalized Epilepsy. With hundreds of seizures and a harmful game of pharmaceutical roulette, they began looking for safer alternatives.
After discovering the benefits of CBD for epilepsy, the founders began advocating for hemp’s legalization in Kentucky.
SB 50 PASSES
Senate Bill 50 passes in Kentucky – creating a pilot program for hemp research and cultivation.
FEDERAL FARM BILL PASSES
Federal Farm Bill of 2014 legalizes hemp for production with Polyniak as the only individual awarded a pilot program for CBD research & production.
KCC WAS BORN
Kentucky Cannabis Company was founded.
FIRST HEMP PLANTS IN KY
KCC brought the first hemp plants to KY since its prohibition. While other companies were waiting for foreign seed to be released by the DEA, we had plants in hand.
Owners Bill Polyniak and Dave Hendrick planted the first high CBD-hemp variety in KY soil.
FIRST KY CBD OIL
KCC created and sold KY’s first ever full-spectrum CBD extract – Genesis Blend.
SEIZURE & PHARMA FREE
After a successful pharmaceutical wean with addition of CBD, Colten is finally seizure and pharma free after 6 years.
BHO WAS BORN
Bluegrass Hemp Oil (BHO) was founded.
FIRST CBD STORE
KCC/BHO opened the first ever CBD-only store in Kentucky and the U.S.
KCC CONTINUES TO LEAD
KCC remains one of the few vertically-integrated, locally owned and operated hemp CBD business.
KCC files Shauna’s Law – first legislation of its kind – to allow state employees to consume full spectrum CBD products without fear of termination.
Batch created exclusively for wholesale to support local farmers cultivating high-CBD hemp in KY.
BHO wins Herald Leader People’s Choice Awards for BEST CBD COMPANY & BEST CBD PRODUCT.
In partnership with Oven Art, KCC creates all-natural, CBD infused pet products.
KCC LAYS ROOTS IN MIDWAY
KCC combines all operations and consolidates to one local campus in Midway, KY.
BHO WINS – AGAIN!
For the 2nd year in a row, BHO wins Herald Leader People’s Choice Awards for BEST CBD COMPANY & BEST CBD PRODUCT.
UNRUFFLED PET OIL WINS!
Unruffled Pet Oil wins 2nd place in the High Times Hemp Cup.
BHO WINS – FOR A 3RD TIME!
For the 3rd year in a row, BHO wins Herald Leader People’s Choice Awards for BEST CBD COMPANY & BEST CBD PRODUCT.
230 N. Gratz St.
Midway, KY 40347