Now that medical marijuana is legal in New York, the industry is getting off the ground under strict state regulations and guidelines for dispensing the product. The five companies allowed to grow and distribute it were allowed to open dispensaries beginning this month. Columbia Care’s dispensary in Plattsburgh opened Tuesday.
Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger attended the winter meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors and the Mayors’ Innovation Project in Washington last week. He tells WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley about what was discussed and some of the priorities he wants the Vermont legislature to address.
Members of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s cabinet are fanning out across New York to outline his budget proposal before business groups, organizations and legislative bodies. On Monday, Essex County Supervisors heard the recap and questioned key points of the plan.
Vermont Auditor of Accounts Doug Hoffer is out with a new report criticizing the state's court system for not being aggressive enough about collecting fees due from criminal defendants who are represented by public defenders.