Cannabis is legal here. Can I run it through my FSA?

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.

– Gina