News Quiz: What Is An Opioid And What Makes It Dangerous?

Opioid abuse, in the form of prescription painkillers and heroin, has contributed to a growing number of Iowa emergency room visits and overdose deaths in the past decade. Although some efforts are underway to counteract the trend, IowaWatch recently examined one life-saving measure — bills providing expanded access to an overdose reversal drug called naloxone — that have failed to pass through the Iowa Legislature.

News Quiz: Marijuana in the 50 States

Twenty-three states, plus the District of Columbia, have loosened rules surrounding medical marijuana and four have legalized recreational use. With statehouses, including that in Iowa, facing debates over legalization, the legal situation surrounding marijuana use is constantly changing. Have you been able to keep up?