The coverage of medical marijuana by insurance in New York is currently under consideration. A bill has been reintroduced during the 2023-2024 legislative session to potentially include medical marijuana as a “prescription drug,” “covered drug,” or “health care service” under the state’s Public Health Law. If approved, this would allow for insurance coverage of medical marijuana through programs like Medicaid, Child Health Plus, Elderly Pharmaceutical Insurance Coverage (EPIC), Essential Plan programs, and workers’ compensation. It’s important to note that the status and provisions of the bill may change, and consulting with a legal or healthcare professional is recommended for the most up-to-date information.