AMERICAN GROWN. FAMILY OWNED.
Kentucky Cannabis Company introduced Cannabidiol to Kentucky in 2013 when advocating for the legalization of hemp for Bill’s son, Colten, who was diagnosed with Idiopathic Generalized Epilepsy.
With the passing of SB50 and the Federal Farm Bill of 2014, KCC was approved as one of the original 6 to legally cultivate hemp in KY. While others were focused on the plant’s other uses, KCC placed all their efforts on growing high CBD, American hemp varieties.
Years in operation
Company of Firsts
Founded in 2014 for family, by family. We continue to operate today as a vertically-integrated, family owned business, striving to better 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 company 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
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 remains one of the few vertically integrated, locally owned and operated hemp CBD business
Batch created exclusively for wholesale to support local farmers cultivating high-CBD hemp in KY
KCC lays roots in Midway
KCC combines all operations and consolidates to one local campus in Midway, KY.