The state legislative session wraps up June 19, and it's unclear whether legalization will pass in the Assembly

ALBANY — There has been broad support for recreational pot among top New York state lawmakers, but now some are questioning if there are enough vote for it to pass in the Assembly.

"There may not be enough, and there may not have been, and there may not have ever have been. There was never a vote count taken on this," Assemblyman Robin Schimminger, a Democrat from Kenmore, told WGRZ.

Last week, lawmakers tweaked the current legislation to decrease the amount of pot a person could legally have and to raise taxes on what was originally proposed.

Sen. Tim Kennedy, a Democrat, is optimistic after seeing the changes.

"Nothing would shock me if it fell of the table, but my hope is that we will be able to get it done and move forward," said Kennedy.

Assembly Majority Leader Crystal Peoples-Stokes says the measure is "making progress."

Lawmakers go back to Albany on Wednesday. The session wraps up June 19, but there are just 13 working legislative days to get a deal done.

Advocates for legalizing marijuana have long argued it would strike a blow for social justice after a decades-long drug war that disproportionately targeted minority and poor communities.

But social equity has been both a sticking point and selling point this year in New York and New Jersey, among other states weighing whether to join the 10 that allow recreational use of pot.

Complicating the law-making process, sometimes even among supporters, are questions about how best to erase marijuana convictions and ensure that people who were arrested for pot benefit from legal marijuana markets.

Advocates say legalization elsewhere hasn't done enough to achieve those goals. Critics maintain legal pot is even accelerating inequality as the drug becomes big business for companies generally run by white men.

"We're at the stage of marijuana reform 2.0," said Douglas Berman, an Ohio State University law professor who follows marijuana policy. The conversation, he said, has shifted from just being about legalization to, "which track should we make sure we head down?"

Peoples-Stokes agrees legalizing marijuana isn't a panacea for minority communities. But the Assembly's first African-American majority leader is championing a recreational-pot proposal that's currently being revised.

"It will not end racism. But it is a crucial step in the right direction," Peoples-Stokes, a Buffalo Democrat, recently wrote in Newsweek.

Includes reporting from The Associated Press