Daily Poll: Do you support a proposal to sell «clean» heroin to reduce opioid deaths?

The B.C. Centre on Substance Use is proposing a policy to sell legally regulated heroin as part of an urgent response to reduce opioid overdose deaths from a toxic drug supply that is profiting organized crime groups. JONATHAN HAYWARD / THE CANADIAN PRESS

The B.C. Centre on Substance Use  is proposing a policy to sell legally regulated heroin as part of an urgent response to reduce opioid overdose deaths from street drugs tainted by fentanyl, “disrupt” profits for drug dealers from organized crime gangs, eliminate an avenue for money laundering and thereby make housing more affordable.

The report, titled “Heroin Compassion Clubs: A Co-operative Model to Reduce Opioid Overdose Deaths and Disrupt Organized Crime’s Role in Fentanyl, Money Laundering and Housing Unaffordability,” proposes that heroin users be granted access to a clean supply of the drug provided through “compassion clubs” similar to those that provide medical marijuana.

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Last year, 1,489 people died of a suspected illicit-drug overdose in B.C. in 2018, up from 1,487 in 2017. Most were men (80 per cent), most died indoors (86 per cent) and most consumed fentanyl (85 per cent).

The province said it is still studying the report.

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Источник: Vancouversun.com

Источник: Corruptioner.life

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