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Assembly Majority Leader Crystal Peoples-Stokes says legalizing marijuana for adult use may still fall into place before the end of the current legislative session in Albany.

Peoples-Stokes shared her thoughts with constituents Thursday night at UB’s Hayes Hall.

“We need to legalize adult use for adults over 21, in a regulated market that engages people who are currently in the underground market,” Peoples-Stokes said.

“We need to make sure peoples’ records are expunged and/or sealed who have been convicted of low-level marijuana crimes and we also need to make sure there are opportunities for business.”

Peoples-Stokes has been pushing for the initiatives for a long time. She wants a significant piece of revenue for pot sales to be spent in communities hit hard by the drug war. 

The struggle over revenue remains…

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