Medical Marijuana Is Also Not Covered By Health Insurance In New York State, Though The State Pledged To Start Waiving A $50 Patient And Caregiver Application Fee For Those With Financial Hardship Last Summer.

060117_Weed.jpeg New York also has strict regulations on how the marijuana can be consumed (only as an extract), and patients have argued that there are too few dispensaries in New York, too widely dispersed. New York City has been allotted four, in Manhattan, Queens and the Bronx. Medical marijuana is also not covered by health insurance in New York State, though the state pledged to start waiving a $50 patient and caregiver application fee Marijuana Stocks for those with “financial hardship” last summer. Rosenthal said Thursday that she’d like to see broader reforms to New York’s medical marijuana guidelines, beyond simply adding dysmenorrhea to the list of approved conditions. Today, the Times Union reports that the State Department of Health is working to double the number of registered dispensaries to ten, even as the five currently registered dispensaries sue in court to block the expansion. The state also recently began offering home delivery . “Ideally it would be widely, widely available,” Rosenthal said. “Hopefully the issues with the dispensaries themselves will be resolved while this bill is being hammered out.” Rosenthal recently passed legislation eliminating the tax on feminine hygiene products. Other bills up for consideration would provide free tampons in schools, prisons, and homeless shelters. “Women’s issues have not been approached for the longest time because it’s generally been men that run government,” she said. Rosenthal crafted the bill with actress Whoopi Goldberg, who also happens to have her own line of medical marijuana products for menstrual pain.

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