Q: Medical marijuana (cannabis) is legal in my state. I have a prescription for it from my doctor. Can I run the expense through my Flexible Spending Account?
A: It’s probably not surprising that we are getting this question a lot lately. However, it is important to keep in mind that your Flexible Spending Account is a federally-regulated employee benefit. That means even though medical marijuana is legal in your state, it is still considered a federally-prohibited substance therefore, it is not an eligible expense to run through your FSA plan.