{FD} Elementary school teachers smoked marijuana in office every day before school began, cops say

Two Virginia elementary school physical education teachers smoked marijuana and hashish in an office nearly every day before classes began, using air freshener to mask the smell before students walked in, police said.

{FD} Reps. Renacci, Meadows: New legislation would help fight opioid crisis that is causing holiday heartbreak

Across America, far too many families and communities are spending this holiday season not with celebration or cheer, but with heartbreak over the loss or suffering of a loved one to the opioid epidemic.

{FD} Couple says police detained them after mistaking hibiscus plants for marijuana

A couple in Pennsylvania is reportedly suing local authorities and their insurance agency after being told their hibiscus plants were actually marijuana — when they apparently weren’t.

{FD} To the people dying from the opioid epidemic, drugs aren’t the problem — they’re the solution

For the first time in America, we are properly tackling drug addiction as a public health issue requiring public health solutions, rather than a public safety issue necessitating heavy-handed and ineffective criminal penalties.

{FD} Florida insurer to stop covering oxycodone, will offer abuse-resistant alternative

Florida Blue said that starting Jan. 1, 2018 the insurer will no longer cover the cost of OxyContin prescriptions and instead offer patients Xtampza ER, an alternative opioid that resists crushing and contains a substance that neutralizes the effect of the opioid.