Drs. Evan Wood and Keith Ahamad: Regulating heroin would improve public health and safety

published on March 1, 2019 by Evan Wood and Keith Ahamad in Vancouver Sun

In a report released last week, the B.C. Centre on Substance Use is proposing a more effective approach to public health and safety for all British Columbians: Regulating and controlling the heroin market.

As recent investigations have revealed, the tremendous profits afforded to organized crime groups have resulted in the displacement of the traditional heroin market with fentanyl. Those massive profits contribute to the province’s housing unaffordability, with hundreds of millions of dollars a year being laundered through real-estate schemes…

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