As of the 2023-2024 legislative session in New York, a bill has been reintroduced that aims to potentially include coverage of medical marijuana in public insurance programs. If approved, the bill would amend the state’s Public Health Law to recognize medical marijuana as a “prescription drug,” “covered drug,” or “health care service.” This change would allow for insurance coverage of medical marijuana through programs such as Medicaid, Child Health Plus, Elderly Pharmaceutical Insurance Coverage (EPIC), Essential Plan programs, and workers’ compensation. It’s important to note that the status of the bill and its provisions may change, and they may not be in effect at the time of your inquiry. For the most up-to-date and personalized information, consulting with a legal or healthcare professional is recommended.