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How A Small-Time Marijuana Arrest Has Devastated A Great Teacher's Life

Video: Meet Alberto Willmore, a popular New York City public school teacher. His life was turned upside down when he was arrested for pot possession in 2011.

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Think that pot is heading toward legalization? Not in New York City, where police are cracking down on marijuana possession. These arrests are devastating lives. This is the story of what happened to one beloved public school teacher.

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Julie Dressner and Jesse Hicks

"They took my life. They took what I love to do the most." — Alberto Willmore

Contact Julie Dressner at lisa.tozzi+juliedressner@buzzfeed.com.

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