New York Senate approved a bill that would ensure medical marijuana is protected under public health insurance.
New York State is laying the groundwork for legal marijuana. On Wednesday, the New York Senate approved a bill that would require public health insurance to cover medical marijuana expenses. It’s one of the most important rulings for legal marijuana across states, one that would prove to the law that the plant has true medicinal value.
Per Marijuana Moment, the legislation, sponsored by Sen. Diane Savino, is currently waiting for Assembly approval. While the bill only requires public health insurance to participate, it encourages private insurance to do the same.
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