Medical marijuana, used to treat everything from chronic pain to Parkinson’s Disease to PTSD, is still not covered by medical insurance, a cost some say is prohibitively expensive to those who rely on the drug.
“Cannabis is medicine, it’s indisputable,” Dr. Ryan Zacklin, who works in the MassGeneral Brigham network, said at a Beacon Hill hearing. “Medication, it’s all covered by insurance. There’s no reason for this not to be.”
A bill filed by state Rep. David LeBoeuf, D-Worcester, in the House and Sens. Julian Cyr, D-Truro and Jason Lewis, D-Winchester, would legalize health insurance coverage for medical marijuana products and related clinical visits.