The program’s called “Clean Slate.” It can wipe away the 1,200 to 1,300 low-level marijuana cases on the docket for the District Attorney’s Office of Albany County, not to mention the numerous others already closed.

The office announced it would not prosecute cases of marijuana possession under two ounces. The announcement went into effect December 1.

Though the county will not prosecute these cases, officers can still arrest offenders. Burning marijuana in open space, impaired driving, and any offense involving a child will still be prosecuted.