BC-Yukon Association of Drug War Survivors calls for heroin buyer clubs
published on September 1, 2019 by Brenna Owen in Globe and Mail
A group of people who have real life experience with drug use in British Columbia and Yukon is calling on the B.C. government to support a community-led mechanism for a safe drug supply, in order to combat deaths from poisoning by powerful adulterants like fentanyl and carfentanil.
The BC-Yukon Association of Drug War Survivors is requesting that Minister of Mental Health and Addictions Judy Darcy immediately enact an order that provides a legal framework for drug-buyers clubs, starting in particular with diacetylmorphine, or heroin.
The order would fall under B.C.’s Emergency Health Services Act, similar to the ministerial order that allowed for the rapid establishment of overdose-prevention sites in December, 2016…View the full article