This is an amazingly dumb and naive question as my state will not be getting on this train anytime soon. Pennsylvania just legalized medical marijuana:
Pennsylvania governor Tom Wolf today signed a bill that legalizes medical marijuana in the state of Pennsylvania. The state is the 24th to enact a legal medical-marijuana program, and although it could take regulators up to two years to draft rules for retailers, a provision in the bill lets parents administer medical marijuana to their kids immediately. As Democratic senator Daylin Leach, who co-sponsored the bill, told the Associated Press, “Marijuana is medicine, and it’s coming to Pennsylvania.”
Like New Yorkers, residents of Pennsylvania will need a prescription to obtain medical marijuana, and they’re prohibited from smoking or growing it. They can, however, take it in pill, oil, vapor, ointment, or liquid form. The bill also puts a system in place for tracking marijuana plants and certifying physicians, growers, and dispensaries.
My question is does insurance come into play at all in the other states with medical marijuana laws? I am assuming prescriptions of some sort are needed, and insurers may pay for over the counter medication if there is a prescription.
Or is this just cash and carry?