About Us

American 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. 

8

Years in operation

2

Retail locations

55

Products

3

Brands

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.

Our Story

Over the Years

Epilepsy
2/2009

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.

hemp leaf
2012

ADVOCACY

After discovering the benefits of CBD for epilepsy, the founders began advocating for hemp’s legalization in Kentucky.

Kentucky Capitol
2013

SB 50 PASSES

Senate Bill 50 passes in Kentucky – creating a pilot program for hemp research and cultivation.

Washington DC
2/2014

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 logo
2/2014

KCC WAS BORN

Kentucky Cannabis Company was founded.

Hemp babies
3/2014

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.

1st CBD plant
6/2014

KENTUCKY SOIL

Owners Bill Polyniak and Dave Hendrick planted the first high CBD-hemp variety in KY soil.

Genesis Blend Original Strength
10/2014

FIRST KY CBD OIL

KCC created and sold KY’s first ever full-spectrum CBD extract – Genesis Blend.

Colten seizure & pharma free
11/2014

SEIZURE & PHARMA FREE

After a successful pharmaceutical wean with addition of CBD, Colten is finally seizure and pharma free after 6 years.

Genesis Blend products
3/2015

BHO WAS BORN

Bluegrass Hemp Oil (BHO) was founded.

Bluegrass Hemp Oil
11/2016

FIRST CBD STORE

KCC/BHO opened the first ever CBD-only store in Kentucky and the U.S.

Oleoresin
2019

KCC CONTINUES TO LEAD

KCC remains one of the few vertically-integrated, locally owned and operated hemp CBD business.

Shauna's Law
2/2019

SHAUNA’S LAW

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 450
6/2019

BATCH CREATED

Batch created exclusively for wholesale to support local farmers cultivating high-CBD hemp in KY.

Bluegrass Hemp Oil
8/2019

BHO WINS!

BHO wins Herald Leader People’s Choice Awards for BEST CBD COMPANY & BEST CBD PRODUCT.

CBD for pets
8/2019

UNRUFFLED CREATED

In partnership with Oven Art, KCC creates all-natural, CBD infused pet products.

Midway, KY
10/2019

KCC LAYS ROOTS IN MIDWAY

KCC combines all operations and consolidates to one local campus in Midway, KY.

Bluegrass Hemp Oil
8/2020

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 - CBD for Pets
5/2021

UNRUFFLED PET OIL WINS!

Unruffled Pet Oil wins 2nd place in the High Times Hemp Cup.

Bluegrass Hemp Oil
8/2021

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.

Visit Us

230 N. Gratz St.
Midway, KY 40347

Call Us

(859) 963-3550