Vancouver Activists Hand Out Drugs, Demand Better Safe Supply Options

published on July 19, 2021 by Alexander Lekhtman in Filter

On July 14 Jean Swanson, a city councillor of Vancouver, British Columbia (BC), helped to hand out free heroin during a protest downtown. She joined a group anti-drug war activists who are demanding that BC create a true safe supply of drugs.

Members of the Drug User Liberation Front (DULF) and the Vancouver Area Network of Drug Users (VANDU) hosted the public demonstration outside the Vancouver Police Department. They handed out free boxes of “clean” heroin, methamphetamine and cocaine. The cocaine boxes, for example, read: “Cocaine ~100%, no cut / no buff. 3.5 grams. Warning: This box contains cocaine which is a highly addictive substance.”

“Knowing what and how much is key to safety,” DULF wrote. “Unpredictable supply is fuelling BC’s overdose crisis. Labeling shown [above] will save lives.”…

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