A bill has been reintroduced during the 2023-2024 legislative session in New York that could potentially include coverage of medical marijuana in public insurance programs. If the bill gets approved, it will 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 insurance coverage of medical marijuana through programs like Medicaid, Child Health Plus, Elderly Pharmaceutical Insurance Coverage (EPIC), Essential Plan programs, and workers’ compensation.

However, 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. To get the most accurate and personalized information, I recommend consulting with a legal or healthcare professional.