Ohio attorney general sues 5 drugmakers over opiate crisis

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Attorney General sued five drugmakers on Wednesday for their alleged role perpetrating the state's addictions epidemic, accusing the companies of intentionally misleading patients about the dangers of painkillers and promoting benefits of the drugs not backed by science.

  • Written by JULIE CARR SMYTH , Associated Press

Charter school in Ohio seeks to delay vote on repaying state

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's largest charter school wants a judge to block the state Board of Education from voting on a recommendation that would order the school to pay back $60 million for enrollment that can't be justified.

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

States offer breaks to minority marijuana entrepreneurs

 

Some states that have legalized marijuana are encouraging minorities to enter the growing cannabis industry after years of drug enforcement that had a disproportionate effect on black and Hispanic communities. A look at some of the efforts nationwide:

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