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Medical Marijuana New York
FILE - In this Nov. 12, 2015, file photo, assistant cultivator Emily Errico examines cannabis plants grown by Vireo Health of New York at Tryon Technology Park and Incubator Center in Perth, N.Y. New York is loosening restrictions in its nearly year-old medical marijuana law, but to the dismay of some pot advocates, there is no sign the state is in any hurry to join eight other states in embracing full legalization. (John Carl D'Annibale/The Albany Times Union via AP, File)
Oyster Outbreaks
FILE - In this Monday, June 20, 2011, file photo Dr. Ray Konisky guides a barge loaded with tons of recycled surf clam shells through a narrow channel on Great Bay in Newmarket, N.H. A team of New Hampshire researchers is taking the first steps to developing a system that could alert the shellfish industry when a deadly pathogen is in the waters. The work of scientists at the University of New Hampshire and other institutions comes as the numbers of cases of people falling ill from eating raw oysters has spiked. (AP Photo/Jim Cole, File)
Southern Wildfires Mental Health
FILE - In this Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016, file photo, smoke rises from destroyed homes, many burned down to the foundation, the day after a wildfire that hit Gatlinburg, Tenn. Experts said that escaping a fire-filled forest, as thousands did Nov. 28 in the Great Smoky Mountains, can be more traumatic than disasters such as hurricanes, floods or earthquakes. One reason: Flames that scorched neighborhoods in the Gatlinburg, Tenn., area spread so rapidly that people had no time to brace for it. (Paul Efird/Knoxville News Sentinel via AP, File)