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Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the state health department are continuing to urge New Yorkers to refrain from using any vaping products while an investigation continues into the cause of a mysterious vaping-related lung ailment that has now sickened 41 New Yorkers.


New York State continues to make strides towards authorizing cannabis for medical treatment. Many are jumping on the medical marijuana industry band wagon.

A document from Governor Cuomo’s Administration assessing the health impacts of hydro fracking, written several months ago, says the gas drilling process is likely safe if proper precautions are taken by the governor’s environmental agency. 

Fracking could once again be delayed in New York, unless the State Health Commissioner is able to complete requirements to contract with outside health experts and conduct a health review by November 29th.