Cannabis in the classroom: SCCC to offer medical marijuana class (News 10)

It’s not your typical college class, but Schenectady County Community College is working on a program that would teach students how to cultivate medical marijuana. But there’s a big forewarning – Fiorello Pharmaceuticals must get one of the five state licenses. The company would then open its growing facility in the Glenville Business and Technology Park. More>>>

Medical Marijuana Program at SCCC May Launch Fall (CBS 6 - TV)

A college course on how to grow medical marijuana could be coming to Schenectady County Community College this fall.  It would be the first program of its kind nationwide, but there are some strings attached. Jennifer Lewke explains what needs to happen before the program is launched. More>>>

Schenectady college may offer program in marijuna growing (Daily Gazette)

Fiorello Pharmaceuticals has pledged to provide $100,000 to SCCC if it is one of five contractors chosen by the state Health Department to provide marijuana to patients suffering from certain medical conditions. The New York City-based company would open a facility in Glenville if it gets a license and is looking to launch a medical cannabis certificate program in Schenectady — the first in the nation, according to Fiorello — as part of a job-training partnership with the two-year college. The college may also help train developmentally disabled people to work at the facility. More>>>

Medical marijuana hopeful to bank with Sefcu (Times Union)

An organization hoping to site a medical marijuana manufacturing facility in Schenectady County has announced a banking agreement with Sefcu, the Albany-based credit union. Fiorello Pharmaceuticals has applied to operate a medical marijuana grow-and-extraction plant at the Glenville Business and Technology Park. It is one of 43 applicants vying for five licenses expected to be awarded by the state Health Department this month...More>>>

Schenectady County Legislature backs medical marijuana facility (Daily Gazette)

The Schenectady County Legislature is supporting a New York City pharmaceutical company’s plan to bring a medical marijuana research and production facility to the Glenville Business and Technology Park. The Legislature passed a resolution Tuesday night in support of Fiorello Pharmaceuticals’ proposal to invest $10 million in upgrades to a 120,000-square-foot building at the Galesi Group’s tech park and create 100 permanent jobs, the company announced in a news release...More>>>

Medical marijuana company gains support in Schenectady County (Times Union)

The Schenectady County Legislature voted Tuesday to support an application by Fiorello Pharmaceuticals to build a medical marijuana cultivation center in Glenville. Owned by Ari Hoffnung of the Bronx, Fiorello Pharmaceuticals is one of 43 applicants seeking five licenses to operate medical marijuana dispensaries under New York's Compassionate Care Act. A decision is expected soon...More>>>

County legislature backs firms application medical marijuana license (CBS6 TV)

The Schenectady County Legislature has voiced unanimous support for the application by Fiorello Pharmaceuticals seeking one of the state's five medical marijuana licenses. The company president said if it receives one of the licenses, the company would hire employees with various education backgrounds, and that the jobs would likely be union jobs with retirement and health benefits...More>>>

Decision due soon on NY's marijuana distributors (Legislative Gazette)

...Among those prominent in the competition for a medical marijuana license is Fiorello Pharmaceuticals, a New York City-based company that has partnered with CastleOak Securities, a subsidiary of Wall Street firm Cantor Fitzgerald. CastleOak Securities has already secured $7.5 million in Series A financing for the potential medical marijuana licensee. Fiorello is the only applicant to publicly announce their partnership with a leading investment bank...More>>>

Who's bidding for New York medical marijuana licenses? (Times Union)

Several applicants reviewed by the Times Union have hit past legal road-bumps navigating the country's burgeoning so-called "green rush" or in their other business dealings. A substantial investor in one company is facing federal mortgage fraud charges, a high-profile company's principal recently agreed to surrender his operating license in Colorado, and a key figure involved in a third agreed to pay a multimillion dollar mortgage discrimination lawsuit settlement...More>>>

43 Companies Seeking New York Medical Marijuana Licenses (WAMC)

...Last week, Fiorello Pharmaceuticals announced its plans to open a grow facility in Glenville in Schenectady County. Founder and President Ari Hoffnung said the company selected the Capital Region location for its central location and business-friendly community. “And when you reflect on the Capital Region’s talent’s footprint, it becomes clear that the region is a academic and healthcare hub with a highly-skilled workforce,” said Hoffnung...More>>>