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NYC Will No Longer Make Arrests For Low-Level Pot Possession

By McCarton Ackerman

Though technically still illegal, marijuana possession will now finally be treated as a minor crime. MORE  

Father-Son Treatment Center Pioneers Accused of Mass Fraud

By McCarton Ackerman

Alan and Jason Brand are accused of embezzling millions in Medicaid funds. MORE  

Racially Biased Pot Arrests Remain Same Under De Blasio

By Victoria Kim

After campaigning against racial profiling, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio has actually amplified the "unjust" practice. MORE  

A Time-Out for Death

By Neville Elder

Free Narcan kits give hope to parents in Staten Island OD epidemic. MORE  

The Reel Recovery Film Festival Returns to New York City

By John Lavitt

The festival will run September 26 to October 2 in Greenwich Village. MORE  

Uber Begins Trial Run for Delivering Drug Store Products

By McCarton Ackerman

Uber Corner Store will begin on-demand deliveries of drug store medicines, though other companies have been caught delivering more illicit drugs. MORE  

Student Charged In Philip Seymour Hoffman Death Reports on Treatment

By Victoria Kim

Juliana Luchkiw, the Parsons student arrested in connection with the actor's heroin overdose, gave the court an update on her treatment progress. MORE  

Brooklyn Principal Charged With Smuggling Heroin Into Prison

By McCarton Ackerman

Sadie Silver, a respected 20-year veteran, shocked the community where she was born and raised. MORE  

Urban Outfitters Pinpoints Hairroin Salons With Free Hypodermic Pens

By John Lavitt

Urban Outfitters has teamed up with the NYC Hairroin Salon in glamorizing drug use at a time when heroin has devastated the city. MORE  

Morning Roundup: July 10, 2014

By Shawn Dwyer

President Obama laughs off weed offer in Colorado, comedian Marcus Tisdale 'smokes crack' in public, and two stoners break into school to steal Fruit Loops. MORE  

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