During the 2023-2024 legislative session in New York, a bill was reintroduced that aims to 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 amendment would enable insurance coverage for medical marijuana through programs such as Medicaid, Child Health Plus, Elderly Pharmaceutical Insurance Coverage (EPIC), Essential Plan programs, and workers’ compensation.

It is important to note that the bill’s status may change, and the specific provisions may not be active during your inquiry. To obtain the most current and personalized advice regarding insurance coverage for medical marijuana, it is recommended to consult with a legal or healthcare professional.