Fight for safe supply of drugs is ‘this generation’s Insite,’ advocates say

published on September 14, 2019 by Jeremy Allingham in CBC News (BC)

Two long-time activists see significant similarities between the current fight for a safe supply of drugs and the fight for Insite, Vancouver’s — and North America’s — first legal supervised consumption site.

In the midst of an opioid epidemic that has claimed the lives of more than 4,500 British Columbians since the beginning of 2016, drug users, frontline workers and medical health professionals say one of the key solutions to the crisis is clear.

They want the government to provide a safe and legal supply of drugs to allow users to avoid the toxic street supply provided by organized crime…

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