The headline screamed: “MEXICAN FAMILY GO INSANE.

On Thursday, Albany County District Attorney David Soares announced that his office will decline to prosecute cases of simple marijuana possession.

Illegal marijuana is already here. It must be regulated so that the product New Yorkers use is safe.

Albany County District Attorney David Soares

A study released from the state in July found that the pros of marijuana legalization outweigh the cons; this week, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo appointed a workgroup to draft legalization legislation.

Albany County District Attorney P. David Soares announced that he will hold a series of meetings for local residents to ask questions and have a discussion about what legalizing marijuana would mean for them.

WESTERLO — A Westerlo man has been arrested for unlawfully growing marijuana after Albany County Sheriff’s deputies and New York State Parole officers inadvertently found the plants while searching for another man who had broken parole.

A man in Knox was arrested after an Albany County Sheriff’s deputy visiting the man’s home during an emergency medical-services call saw marijuana growing there.

A sheriff’s deputy said he smelled pot coming from a car parked at Thacher Park and was going to search it. 

The two suspects and victim are all males and 16 or 17 years old, Altamont Police say. A pair was reportedly looking for marijuana when the deal went bad and they dragged the dealer from their car.

Lawrence Eaton of New Scotland was arrested this week for possessing and growing over 50 marijuana plants.

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