Vancouver group launches petition for safe supply of cocaine, heroin, and meth

published on November 15, 2021 by Elana Shepert in Vancouver Is Awesome

The founders of a Vancouver-based group fighting for a safe supply of heroin, cocaine, and methamphetamine have launched a petition to the federal government.

Launched by the Drug User Liberation Front (DULF), the petition calls on the Canadian government to approve an exemption for a compassion club model to supply safer drugs to people who use drugs. The exemption is endorsed by Vancouver City Council, which unanimously approved the motion in September.

The petition is also launched on behalf of the Vancouver Area Network of Drug Users (VANDU), another Downtown Eastside-based group that advocates for a solution to the drug toxicity crisis.

“The DULF Compassion Club is an innovative project that aims to reduce overdose-related deaths by introducing regulation into the illicit drug market and providing a consistent supply of substances that are [labelled] with the contents and potency,” explains the petition…

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