Florida politicians want fentanyl designated a weapon of mass destruction

In Politics by Michael Rae

Fentanyl overdoses are devastating the entire country. In 2021, over 107,000 Americans died from a drug overdose, 71,238 of which were caused by fentanyl. In Florida alone, fentanyl ended over 5,000 lives in the same year. This tragic crisis will not be resolved by doubling down on prohibition policies that have failed for decades and are actually fueling overdose deaths.  

In a letter by Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody published in The Observer last month, she called upon President Joe Biden to officially designate fentanyl as a weapon of mass destruction. Similarly, Florida Sen. Rick Scott put out a press

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