In NY GOP’s View On Pot Easing

"There's a stigma out there that we're the 'Party of No,'" Langworthy said Wednesday, adding that he's been speaking to Republican state senators and prodding them to support the bill.

NEW YORK: In another sign that momentum might be shifting on the issue of medical marijuana, a rising leader in the Western New York branch of the state Republican Party is calling for the passage of a bill that’s currently blocked in the GOP-controlled Senate.

Approval of the measure, contends Erie County GOP Chairman Nick Langworthy, would help with the party’s image among swing voters.

“There’s a stigma out there that we’re the ‘Party of No,’” Langworthy said Wednesday, adding that he’s been speaking to Republican state senators and prodding them to support the bill.

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