Thunder, lightning and drenching rains might have made a bigger bang to open the New York State Fair then Andrew Cuomo did. But the governor did eventually cut the ribbon to start this year’s event. The state invested pretty heavily into the fairgrounds themselves while the property has an interim director. Cuomo might not rush to name a new head.
Governor Cuomo and the legislature have agreed to a limited medical marijuana program for patients with cancer, AIDS, and childhood seizure disorders. It will not allow the drug to be smoked. Cuomo, who had expressed reservations about allowing medical marijuana, says the bill will grant sick people access to the drug, while imposing limits that will prevent abuse of marijuana.