A bill is currently being reconsidered in the 2023-2024 legislative session in New York, aiming to provide coverage for medical marijuana through public insurance programs potentially. If passed, this bill would modify the state’s Public Health Law, officially recognizing medical marijuana as a “prescription drug,” “covered drug,” or “health care service.” It would enable insurance coverage for medical marijuana under programs like Medicaid, Child Health Plus, Elderly Pharmaceutical Insurance Coverage (EPIC), Essential Plan programs, and workers’ compensation. It’s important to stay informed, as the bill’s status and provisions may change. Consulting with a legal or healthcare professional is recommended for the most accurate and personalized information.