A marijuana legalization conference was held at the Albany Capital Center on Wednesday.
Assemblywoman Crystal Peoples-Stokes, who represents Buffalo District 141, said if legislation for adult-use marijuana is passed, it would help provide opportunities for those who have been convicted of marijuana possession.
The bill will also allow people to grow up to six marijuana plants in their own homes, but there are restrictions.
“Obviously, you need to be a homeowner, you can’t be a renter,” said Peoples-Stokes.
Governor Andrew Cuomo has been looking into the pros and cons of legalization.
The New York City comptroller projects that state wide, the potential tax revenue for adult-use marijuana would be $3.1 billion.