Cropped Paxson Woelber / The Alaska Landmine / CC BY 2.0 ALBANY – New York’s Governor this week discussed what the future of legalizing recreational marijuana, this after neighboring New Jersey approved a similar measure.“New Jersey did it on the ballot, which, in retrospect, I think was probably, turned out to be the faster way to do it,” New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said during an interview on WAMC Radio’s The Roundtable with Alan Chartock.Medical use of marijuana was already legal in the Garden State, but the legislature was unable to pass a bill to fully legalize cannabis.Instead, state lawmakers decided to put the question directly to voters in the form of a referendum. Under the ballot measure approved by voters, marijuana would be legal for personal use by adults 21 and older.The commission that currently regulates the medical marijuana market in the state would also manage the recreational use market.The Governor, who supports legalizing marijuana for recreational use, said he thinks the state will “get there” in 2021, called it the “right policy,” and said “the state is going to be desperate for funding.”“The question becomes about the money, about the distribution, and the power… who gets the licenses and who gets the money,” he said.Last year, New York decriminalized recreational marijuana but stopped short of legalizing, regulating and taxing it.New York State enacted its medical marijuana program in 2014.Arizona and South Dakota also voted to legalize recreational marijuana. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)
by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow â€” The 2013-14 Kansas Honors Program was held in the Wellington High School Commons Wednesday evening. There were 33 Sumner County students from the 10 percent from their class.This year’s ceremonies included remarks from Paul Buskirk, Associate Athletic Director, University of Kansas. Shelley Hansel-Williams was the emcee. Cathy Mitchell, David Carr and Collette Kocour were the Sumner County Coordinators.The following are the honorees for each school:Â The WellingtonÂ honor student are from left to right, front row: Payton Baker, Houston Sober, Holly Wright, Katie Rosenthal, Megan Singleton, Natasha Smith and Shelby Hamel; back row, Parker Daugherty, Connor Church, Gracie Defore, Madison Foster, Kenneth Easterly, and Ben DeJarnett. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (3) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +4 Vote up Vote down KState Fan · 360 weeks ago Congrats to all of these young men and women as well as their parents and families. Job well done. Report Reply 0 replies · active 360 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down Jennifer · 360 weeks ago WAY TO GO Shelby & Madi!! You both look so beautiful! Congrats to everyone! Report Reply 0 replies · active 360 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Local · 359 weeks ago Great job! Report Reply 0 replies · active 359 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments The Conway Springs honor students are, from left, Jacob Koch, Heather Koester, Brooke Love, Trystan Mies, and Paige Seiwert. Katherine Pauly is not pictured. The Argonia student honor student is Cori Drouhard. The South Haven honor students are, from left, Elijah Rebold and Bayley Wilkey. The Caldwell honor students are, from left, Rachel Arnold, Grace Lebeda and Carli Ward. The Oxford honor students are, from left, Carson Crain, Tom Lawlis and Rebekah Zimmerman. The Belle Plaine honor students are, from left, Kali Ast, Nathan Schnier and James Shepherd. Laurel Schneider is not pictured.