Despite complaints by some about a lack of public involvement and transparency in the process, New York is expected to soon issue licenses for medical marijuana operations in the state under the compassionate care act that allows use of the drug for certain medical conditions. One of the 43 applicants vying for five licenses to produce and distribute medical marijuana is Empire State Health Solutions, which has plans for a growing operation in Fulton County. Dr. Kyle Kingsley is with Empire State Health, whose sister company recently set up shop in Minnesota.
New York's new education commissioner has been on the job just over a week, and she’s been traveling the state on a listening tour to reach out to teachers, school boards and others who’ve been buffeted by an intense political climate during the most recent legislative session. Commissioner Mary Ellen Elia attended a meeting of the Rural Schools Association in Cooperstown Monday.
Echoing a theme that he has championed for years, New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman was at the Plattsburgh office of the Legal Aid Society Monday to highlight state programs that help homeowners at risk of losing their homes.
The state’s new education commissioner, in her first address since beginning the job just over one week ago, told the rural schools association, meeting in Cooperstown, that she intends to be more inclusive to teachers in New York.