The NY State Department of Health announced the five companies that were given medical marijuana licenses. One of the companies will be manufacturing in Queens, with a dispensary in Manhattan, while three other companies will have dispensaries in Manhattan, Queens and the Bronx.

Here are the companies, with the counties they are doing business in:

Bloomfield Industries Inc.
Manufacturing: Queens
Dispensing: Nassau
Dispensing: New York
Dispensing: Onondaga
Dispensing: Erie

Columbia Care NY LLC
Manufacturing: Monroe
Dispensing: New York
Dispensing: Suffolk
Dispensing: Clinton
Dispensing: Monroe

Empire State Health Solutions
Manufacturing: Fulton
Dispending: Broome
Dispensing: Albany
Dispensing: Westchester
Dispensing: Queens

Etain, LLC
Manufacturing: Warren
Dispensing: Albany
Dispensing: Ulster
Dispensing: Westchester
Dispensing: Onondaga

PharmaCann LLC
Manufacturing: Orange
Dispensing: Erie
Dispensing: Onondaga
Dispensing: Albany
Dispensing: Bronx

New York State Health Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker said, "Today's announcement represents a major milestone in the implementation of New York State's Medical Marijuana Program and keeps us on track to have the program up and running within 18 months of passage of the Compassionate Care Act. I am proud that we are on course to provide certified patients with access to medical marijuana more quickly than any other state in the nation. The five organizations selected for registration today showed, through a rigorous and comprehensive evaluation process, they are best suited to produce and provide quality medical marijuana to eligible New Yorkers in need, and to comply with New York's strict program requirements."

The Times points out, "While New York is one of the largest states to embrace the drug’s use for medical purposes, it is hardly the first: 22 other states as well as the District of Columbia allow some form of medical marijuana, according to the Drug Policy Alliance, a national drug reform group." Further, Cuomo's previous talk on medical marijuana has been laughable.