As of the 2023-2024 legislative session, a bill has been reintroduced in New York that aims to add coverage of medical marijuana to public insurance programs. If passed, this bill would modify the state’s Public Health Law to recognize medical marijuana as a “prescription drug,” “covered drug,” or “health care service.” This change 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’s important to note that the status of this bill may change, and the specific provisions may not be in effect at the time of your inquiry. Please consult a legal or healthcare professional for the most current and personalized advice.