Innovation Trail http://innovationtrail.org en Medical marijuana becomes legal in New York http://innovationtrail.org/post/medical-marijuana-becomes-legal-new-york <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Marijuana has been approved in New York for medicinal uses for people with certain ailments, but that doesn’t mean using it will be simple.</span></p><p>It’s a bit of a going-nowhere-fast loop when it comes to health insurance providers offering coverage for medicinal marijuana.</p> Tue, 02 Sep 2014 12:05:00 +0000 Ryan Delaney, WRVO 3568 at http://innovationtrail.org Medical marijuana becomes legal in New York Another round of public comments on I-81 concluding http://innovationtrail.org/post/another-round-public-comments-i-81-concluding <div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Another study, another round of public comments. It may seem like the decision-making process on the future of the elevated Interstate 81 through downtown Syracuse will never end.</span></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><p>An end is in sight, even if it’s still far off. Transportation officials say they hope to make a decision on whether to rebuild the viaduct, divert it around the city or tunnel it underground, in 18 months to two years.</p> Mon, 01 Sep 2014 17:07:00 +0000 Ryan Delaney, WRVO 3569 at http://innovationtrail.org Another round of public comments on I-81 concluding How will medical marijuana use go over in the workplace? http://innovationtrail.org/post/how-will-medical-marijuana-use-go-over-workplace <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/wrvo/audio/2014/08/RD-Potwrok0828.MP3" class="asset-audio"></a><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">While medical marijuana will soon be legal for some illnesses in New York, legal experts are warning there are some unanswered concerns over when and where it can be used.</span><p>In about a year and a half, people with illnesses like cancer or AIDS will be able to use medicinal marijuana legally for pain and loss of appetite.<p>But will those patients be allowed to be high in the workplace?<p>Labor attorney Michael Macomber, with the firm Tully Rinckey, says mariju Mon, 01 Sep 2014 15:43:25 +0000 Ryan Delaney 3567 at http://innovationtrail.org How will medical marijuana use go over in the workplace? Classic midway prize missing from this year's state fair http://innovationtrail.org/post/classic-midway-prize-missing-years-state-fair <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/wrvo/audio/2014/08/RD-Goldfish0827.MP3" class="asset-audio"></a><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It’s a common procedure at the state fair: step right up and try to win a prize at one of the midway’s many carnival games.</span><p>Pop a balloon with a dart; sink a basketball shot; hook a ring around a bottle. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 15:37:44 +0000 Ryan Delaney 3566 at http://innovationtrail.org Classic midway prize missing from this year's state fair Lawmakers, preservationists call for historic building renovation credit to be saved http://innovationtrail.org/post/lawmakers-preservationists-call-historic-building-renovation-credit-be-saved <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/wrvo/audio/2014/08/Historic_Building_Credit_-_EA.MP3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>Preservationists and Syracuse-area economic development specialists are uniting to try and save a federal tax credit that’s helped renovation of historic buildings.<p>They made the push&#160; from one of the grandest rooms in an historic building that turned 90 years old this month, the Hotel Syracuse.<p>Late summer sunshine streamed in from floor to ceiling windows, reflecting off the crystal chandeliers that hang everywhere in the long shuttered Persian Terrace at the Hotel Syracus Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:17:47 +0000 Ellen Abbott 3565 at http://innovationtrail.org Lawmakers, preservationists call for historic building renovation credit to be saved