New York Medical Pot Backer Not Worried About Abuse

Dick Gottfried. (Photo: Facebook/Richard Gottfried)
Dick Gottfried. (Photo: Facebook/Richard Gottfried)

Assemblyman Dick Gottfried isn’t worried about New York going to pot if the governor’s plan to legalize medical marijuana is enacted–because the drug is so easy to obtain on city streets already.

“Anybody who thinks they need to jump through all of those hoops because they want to recreationally use marijuana, you know, they just don’t know what they’re talking about. Anybody who wants to break the law to get marijuana for recreational use can go out on almost any street corner,” Mr. Gottfried said last night, calling in to NY1’s The Call. Continue reading “New York Medical Pot Backer Not Worried About Abuse”

‘We Are So Proud of Our Daughter’: Bill de Blasio Reflects on Chiara’s Video

Chiara de Blasio in her video last week.
Chiara de Blasio in her video last week.

In his first press conference since his daughter publicly revealed her struggle with drugs and depression, Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio praised Chiara de Blasio’s decision to open up and encourage others battling addiction to seek help.

Ms. de Blasio revealed the information in an emotional Christmas Eve video, of which Mr. de Blasio said today he couldn’t be more proud. Continue reading “‘We Are So Proud of Our Daughter’: Bill de Blasio Reflects on Chiara’s Video”

Chiara de Blasio Releases Video Admitting Drug, Alcohol Problems

Chira de Blasio, speaking in the video.
Chiara de Blasio, speaking in the video.

Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio’s 19-year-old daughter, Chiara de Blasio, released a video today acknowledging her struggle with long-rumored substance abuse problems.

In the video, which was sent via email, Chiara talks about her battle with clinical depression, which she said spurred a reliance on drugs and alcohol. Continue reading “Chiara de Blasio Releases Video Admitting Drug, Alcohol Problems”

Bloomberg Shocked and Boggled by City’s Inability to Fire ‘Heroin Teacher’

Mayor Michael Bloomberg.(Photo: Getty)
Mayor Michael Bloomberg. (Photo: Getty)

New York City’s efforts to fire what it calls the “heroin teacher” received a setback this week that has Mayor Michael Bloomberg fuming.

Continue reading “Bloomberg Shocked and Boggled by City’s Inability to Fire ‘Heroin Teacher’”

Ex-Manhattan Madam’s Consultant Urges Her to Drop Comptroller Bid

Kristin Davis and her attorney outside the court house this morning.
Kristin Davis and her attorney this evening.

Kristin Davis was arraigned today in Manhattan federal court on charges she sold hundreds of prescription pills illegally, hours after her “stunned” campaign consultant urged her to drop out of the comptroller’s race.

Ms. Davis, the “Manhattan Madam” who claims to have arranged prostitutes for ex-Gov. Eliot Spitzer and is now running against him for city-wide office, was arrested yesterday after allegedly selling hundreds of prescription pills, including amphetamine, alprazolam and carisoprodol, to a co-operating FBI witness, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

Continue reading “Ex-Manhattan Madam’s Consultant Urges Her to Drop Comptroller Bid”

Kristin Davis Arrested on Drug Charges

Kristin Davis. (Photo: ManhattanMadam.com)
Kristin Davis. (Photo: ManhattanMadam.com)

The circus surrounding this year’s electoral season doesn’t end.

Kristin Davis, who claims to be the former madam for ex-Gov. Eliot Spitzer and is now running against him in the comptroller’s race, was arrested yesterday by federal prosecutors on charges of selling prescription pills containing controlled substances for cash.

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Assemblyman Steve Katz Arrested for Marijuana Possession After Traffic Stop

Steve Katz (Photo: NYS Assembly)
Steve Katz (Photo: NYS Assembly)

Republican Assemblyman Steve Katz is due to appear in court later this month after he was arrested for marijuana possession following a traffic stop on the New York State Thruway yesterday morning. According to the New York State Police, who amusingly spell marijuana with an “H,” when Mr. Katz was stopped for speeding the trooper smelled the drug in his car and subsequently found him to be in “possession of a small bag of marihuana.” Continue reading “Assemblyman Steve Katz Arrested for Marijuana Possession After Traffic Stop”