Bill Polyniak holding a large hemp bloom from unique genetics rich in cannabinoids.

Bill Polyniak

  • Role: Founder and Owner of Kentucky Cannabis Company and Bluegrass Hemp Oil
  • Industry Impact:
    • Pioneer in Kentucky CBD Industry: Bill Polyniak played a pivotal role in establishing the CBD industry in Kentucky, turning personal necessity into a statewide movement towards embracing hemp and CBD products. 
    • Advocacy and Education: As a staunch advocate for the hemp industry, Bill has focused on educating consumers and promoting industry standards for product quality and safety, highlighting the benefits of natural, full-spectrum CBD products.
    • Innovation in Product Development:
      • Genesis Blend Full Spectrum CBD Oil: Under Bill’s guidance, Kentucky Cannabis Company and Bluegrass Hemp Oil developed the Genesis Blend Full Spectrum CBD oil, marking a significant breakthrough as the first repeatable full-spectrum CBD oil made for public distribution. This innovation shifted the industry away from isolated cannabinoids, which are less effective, to a more holistic approach that leverages the entourage effect of full-spectrum CBD.
      • Batch by Kentucky Cannabis Company is a line of handcrafted, full-spectrum CBD oil products, known for their sensory experience and quality. Grown and manufactured in Kentucky, Batch CBD offers a range of products including full-spectrum CBD capsules with 15mg per ml, CBD Relief Salve, and unique CBD Rollers in scents like Bergamot & Lime and Peppermint & Eucalyptus. These products are designed for convenience, effectiveness, and a pleasant sensory experience, reflecting the company’s commitment to quality, innovation, and natural CBD solutions
    • Commitment to Safety and Quality: The commitment to producing full-spectrum CBD products using hydrocarbon extraction methods showcases a dedication to safety, quality, and sustainability in the cannabinoid industry, setting new standards for natural processing methods and consumer well-being.
    • 2014: Bill Polyniak embarks on a personal mission to find alternative treatments for his son’s medical condition, leading to the establishment of Kentucky Cannabis Company, marking a significant chapter in the revival of hemp cultivation and the genesis of the CBD industry in Kentucky.
    • 2014-2015: During these formative years, Kentucky Cannabis Company emerges as a frontrunner in the state’s hemp industry, participating in hemp cultivation and CBD production under Kentucky’s hemp pilot program, setting the stage for future developments in the CBD market.
    • 2017: Leveraging the experience and insights gained, Bill Polyniak and Kentucky Cannabis Company launch Bluegrass Hemp Oil (BHO), dedicated to producing and distributing premium, full-spectrum CBD products derived from meticulously cultivated hemp.
    • 2018 and Beyond: Under Bill’s visionary leadership, Kentucky Cannabis Company and Bluegrass Hemp Oil continue to innovate and expand, solidifying their positions as leaders in the industry. The focus remains on delivering high-quality, full-spectrum CBD products, with a commitment to consumer safety and product efficacy.

Bill Polyniak’ s journey from seeking a personal health solution to pioneering the CBD industry in Kentucky encapsulates his dedication to quality, innovation, and education. Through Kentucky Cannabis Company and Bluegrass Hemp Oil, Bill has not only provided valuable, effective products to consumers but has also played a crucial role in shaping the industry’s development and perception in Kentucky and beyond.


Kentucky Cannabis Company:

  • Trailblazers in CBD Oil: Kentucky Cannabis Company was the first to introduce CBD oil in Kentucky, setting industry standards and aiding the growth of the hemp industry within the state. They have established a strong trust with customers through their commitment to quality.
  • Real Full Spectrum CBD Products: Their products are true to the full spectrum essence, avoiding isolated or synthetic cannabinoids. They utilize the whole cannabis sativa hemp plant, including trace amounts of THC, minor cannabinoids, and terpenes, to offer robust benefits.
  • Family-Driven Mission: The company was founded to meet a family’s need for high-quality CBD oil to treat their son’s epilepsy, leading to the establishment of a new standard in the CBD market from 2014.
  • Diverse Product Range: Kentucky Cannabis Company offers a variety of CBD products, including oils, gummies, products for dogs, and topicals, focusing on unparalleled quality.
  • Educational and Safety Focus: They emphasize responsible cannabis use and offer educational resources for the community. They advise consulting healthcare professionals about potential interactions with cannabis.

Bluegrass Hemp Oil:

  • Hydrocarbon Extraction: Their extraction system captures a pharmaceutical-grade oleoresin, ensuring a safe and high purity extract that closely resembles the original plant.
  • Quality and Accessibility: Bluegrass Hemp Oil retails the Genesis Blend CBD products directly to consumers through their website, retail locations, and various health food stores and pharmacies, making quality CBD products widely accessible.
  • Advocacy for Real Hemp CBD: The company advocates for the choice of real hemp CBD products over synthetic cannabinoids, emphasizing the health and safety benefits of their natural, full-spectrum CBD products.

Both Kentucky Cannabis Company and Bluegrass Hemp Oil exemplify dedication to natural processing methods and the well-being of consumers. They stand out in the cannabinoid industry for their focus on safety, quality, and sustainability, offering a trustworthy alternative to synthetic cannabinoids

First CBD Hemp Planted Outdoors in Kentucky.

The 2014 image shows from left to right: Dave Hendrick – cofounder of Kentucky Cannabis Company, Bill Polyniak – Founder Kentucky Cannabis Company, and friend Lance posing after planting the first know high CBD hemp planted outdoors in Kentucky.1

Dave Hendrick and Bill Polyniak planting the first CBD hemp in Kentucky, marking a significant moment in the state’s hemp history.