Vancouver Pride celebration to offer anonymous drug checks

published on August 3, 2018 by Jennifer Wilson in CBC News

For the first time, those planning to use street drugs at Vancouver’s Pride celebration can anonymously screen them for dangerous substances like fentanyl.

As Pride weekend kicks off Friday evening, a drug checking machine called a spectrometer will be available to the public between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. at the Health Initiative for Men clinic on Davie Street.

The spectrometer will test a range of substances including opioids, stimulants and other psychoactive drugs such as MDMA.

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