The Globe and Mail’s top ten stories from last week.1.

New Brunswick Premier Brian Gallant is trying to do more to tackle the opioid crisis, but there are signs he may have to start from scratch.2.

A Toronto woman who was sentenced to more than three years in jail after pleading guilty to charges of drug trafficking and possession of drugs has been released after serving three years.3.

Ottawa is seeking to ease restrictions on the sale of marijuana, while the provincial government has promised a public health strategy to address the issue.4.

The United States has been hit hard by the opioid epidemic, but some officials are still struggling to understand how the epidemic is affecting them.5.

The RCMP says more than 5,500 people were arrested in the United States last year, a slight increase from the previous year, and about two-thirds of those were for drug offences.6.

A British Columbia judge says the province will allow a woman to carry a concealed firearm for the first time, even though the law currently prohibits women from carrying firearms on public property.7.

A Florida judge ruled that a man could not be held in jail for four months for allegedly having sex with a 15-year-old girl while he was under 18.8.

In India, a woman who tried to kill her husband was arrested for killing his sister.9.

The Canadian government says it has issued a $500-million budget for its emergency response and recovery effort, with $300 million allocated to health and social services.10.

A Manitoba judge says a woman can use her dog to break into a house and kill her mother-in-law.