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April 23, 2015: medical marijuana, Sen. Savino, Prof. Jeffrey Henig

The NYS Department of Health will soon issue requests for proposals (R.F.P.s) for producing medical marijuana in New York State. One partnership has already received permission from a town to build infrastructure in Wallkill, Orange County as they wait for licenses to be issued. The partners–Erik Holling, the CEO of Valley Agriceuticals, and Shay Avraham Sarid, the founder of Seach, one of the oldest and largest medical Cannabis farms in Israel–will discuss their plans to produce medical marijuana in New York if they secure one of the five state licenses.

The subprime auto loan industry is largely unregulated. Sen. Diane Savino (D – Staten Island) says the lack of accountability has created predatory lending practices within the industry.

Our series on mayoral control of public schools continues with Professor Jeffrey Henig, the Chair of the Department of Education Policy & Social Analysis at Columbia Teachers College, who highlights how this form of education management has succeeded or failed in American cities.

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