Afternoon Bulletin: A Weed Dispensary Might Be Coming to Brooklyn

Brooklyn may be opening New York's first dispensary as early as January. (Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images)
Brooklyn may be opening New York’s first dispensary as early as January. PalliaTech announced today that they’ve signed a lease for a space (Photo: Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images).

Good news for pot smokers around the city—there may soon be a dispensary in Brooklyn. PalliaTech, a Long-Island-based medical-marijuana company, has signed a lease in Downtown Brooklyn for a dispensary that could open as soon as January 2016. The 3,000-square-foot space will be located on the second-floor of 425 Fulton Street, but the company needs to first be selected to administer medical marijuana by the state before opening the dispensary. PalliaTech is one of five companies competing for the right to distribute pot and the official decision will be released by the Department of Health next month. The dispensary could be one of four that PalliaTech plans to have around New York State—other possible locations include Utica, Rochester, and Newburgh. (Crain’s)

Nine women have reported being grabbed or groped in Williamsburg this week, and it seems like the attacks are coming from the same suspect. The culprit is yet to be found, but the suspect has been described as late 20s, 5’8,” and consistently dressed in black. (Gothamist)

One Staten Islander won’t have to worry about money for a while. Anthony Perosi, a 56-year-old father and plumber, received a giant check of $38.6 million this morning after matching all six numbers for the mid-March Powerball jackpot—the winning ticket was sold at a 7-Eleven on Page Avenue in Staten Island. It took Mr. Perosio over a month to realize he was the winner. (NY Post)

A change in NYPD policy is set to do away with desk appearance tickets for misdemeanor sex offenders. The change means it will take less time for victims to get orders of protection—desk appearance tickets count as arrests, but the suspect doesn’t have to show up in court for several weeks. “We want to be able to provide the victim that protection quicker,” NYPD Deputy Chief Kim Royster told the Daily News. “That’s not possible when you get a [desk appearance ticket].” (Daily News)

The city’s most intense competitors get competitive even on the weekends—June 13 will mark New York City’s Hudson River Park Games where Wall Streeters will be taking a break to compete against each other. Teams from companies like Goldman Sachs, Brookfield, and Ogilvy raised $4,000 in a fundraiser for the park in order to play against one another. The Games will consist of a pentathlon: dodgeball, kayaking, an obstacle course, flag football, and beach volleyball. (DNAinfo)

Afternoon Bulletin: A Weed Dispensary Might Be Coming to Brooklyn