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Spot on Randall, I can’t believe this is even being considered
A significant part of this problem is the legality and profit associated with such substances. If marijuana was not illegal or coke, and heroin then I doubt people would object as much about safe injection sites. I along with others have said it before and will hear the exact same from those including Dr Gabor Mate and Peter Ferenzty, legalizing such drugs if one decides to do so will reduce disease transmission plus cost but also put less financial strain on an already financially bloated federal government.
Since no one ever will then they know these sorts of discussions shall continue, a vote grabbing issue/hot topic. Welcome to the dawn of our own Canadian version of Bush and Reagen circa 1980s. All we need know are some politicians and dirty members of the army moving some blow, ha.
PS: The smoking bylaw should be re-geared towards underage smokers, fine them after 3 if not 5 warnings rather then going after grown adults. Try tacking that in if any of the millionaire morons from city hall are reading this. I can smoke a cigarette if I decide to do so as I am over 21. If anyone ever decides to ban smoking outdoors on your own property we will know idiots rule
Fairly ignorant even for your kneejerk tendancies.
First there is the false equivalency of “giving alchohol to an alcoholic”. Excuse me but nobody is giving these people drugs. Drugs they HAVE and can get anytime. What is offered is a safe environment to do what they are going to do anyway and a way, let’s face it, to save costs on health services.
Further it can be a place where, just maybe, they can actually get that help you insist they need.
But no Mr. Moore, you want to keep the dirty little secret next to a dumpster in some alley or in some roach infested hallway …and then you pretend to give a shit.
Hey Pat , I do give a shit, so take a hike.
Abuse of any substance is a health issue,whether it be smokes,booze,weed or heroine.Why is there so much focus on trying to make needle addicts go to a safe haven to get high?Whether or not they do go to the needle shops they are *all* a health issue.Giving them safe needles are not going to make them healthy,nor will it prevent them from getting sick with some deadly decease from some other addict.How many of us have been so drunk that we dont remember,do you think that after a visit to a needle shop the addict wont take another hit later without going to the safe zone due to the fact its too far.There are many reasons for people to do what they do but any drug addict can not be made to do *anything* and like any other addiction you have to want to do it.Safe needle shops are not the answer,just as allowing brothels in residental areas,nothing more comes from it but more crime,more decease and more drugs.All you bleeding hearts ought to realize that you cant help those who do not want the help or take it.As far as I can see this is nothing but a waste of the tax dollar once again due to bleeding hearts.
Jim in Ottawa
To that level of discourse I can only reply by quoting Bill the Cat “Thppt”.