Gillibrand hosts town hall meeting at Buffalo State

Gillibrand Holds Town Hall Meeting At Buffalo State

BUFFALO, NY — Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand hosted a town hall meeting in Buffalo on Thursday.

Gillibrand answered questions from the general public at SUNY Buffalo State on popular issues like health care, jobs, the economy and much more.

The state's medical marijuana program was one of the issues that was brought up and triggered a discussion.  

One woman said the program is not affordable, and that a lot of New Yorkers are not getting the help they need. 

"I've been in these dispensaries... I've seen older people walk in... hopeful that they are going to get the help they need... and they leave disappointed," she said. 

"I will see what I can do to help create more affordability," Gillibrand said. 

The state released new regulations for the medical marijuana last month.  The changes include more training for doctors and expanding the product line to include things like lotions, ointments and patches.

 

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