The Albany County District Attorney plans to announce a policy change soon when it comes to marijuana laws.

DA David Soares says he believes it’s only a matter of time before marijuana is decriminalized in the state.

Soares says he plans on scheduling more meetings in Colonie, Watervliet, and Menands to discuss marijuana laws with the local community

He has already held a number of meetings throughout the summer to discuss public safety concerns about marijuana legalization

“We are surrounded by other communities who have some kind of decriminalization for marijuana. Naturally, New York is next.”

He says whether it happens next year, Albany County is prepared.

Soares says he’s heard from a whole host of people including veterans.

If you can’t attend a meeting, you can complete an online survey.