Albany County District Attorney as of Dec. 1 no longer prosecutes anyone accused of possessing up to 2 ounces of marijuana, a B-level misdemeanor that carries a maximum of three months in jail, or unlawful possession of marijuana, a violation akin to a traffic ticket.

According to Times Union.

"We've been feeling the need to make this change for quite some time," Soares told reporters Thursday after announcing the policy change at a news conference at the Albany County Judicial Center.

What this means if someone caught possessing marijuana, they will not be brought up on criminal charges. This doesn't mean marijuana is legal. If you are caught selling or smoking marijuana in public/in a vehicle/in front of children or any other time at law enforcement's discretion, you might still be arrested.