Scott said in other countries where sites have opened, there were “many years of talking while many thousands of people were dying. It’s no different here. Lots of people are talking. Lots of people are dying.”
Criminalization of drugs stands in the way of evidence-based policy. Science demands clarity, and criminalization of drugs only obscures the truth of how they operate in society.
Don’t ever let ‘em tell you they don’t have the money. They have plenty to spend on things that aren’t effective, cause harm, and waste taxpayer money.
…after a federal judge ruled Wednesday that Philly’s supervised injection site plan doesn’t violate federal law, I’d like to take this opportunity to say, loud and clear, for once and for all, put one in my damn backyard. Or at least my neighborhood… The people using are using alone. And they may die alone. They’re our neighbors, and we’re losing them.
There is only one way to solve a crisis like county lines and that is to legalise and regulate all drugs. – Arfon Jones, North Wales’s police and crime commissioner
The ultimate goal of Safehouse’s proposed operation is to reduce drug use, not facilitate it… Viewed objectively, what Safehouse proposes is far closer to the harm reduction strategies expressly endorsed by Congress – U.S. District Judge Gerald McHugh