More Americans are dying from opioids than at any time in recent history, with overdose deaths hitting a peak of 28,000 in 2014. That amounts to 78 Americans dying from an opioid overdose every day, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Federal authorities have announced that they are reviewing the possibility of loosening the classification of marijuana, and if this happens, it could have a far-reaching impact on how the substance is used in medical settings, experts said.
First it was "Spice." Then it was bath salts. Now some folks are using what is advertised as a lady bug attractant to get high. But how easy is it to get your hands on the new synthetic drug "Amped" here in the Cape Fear?