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Our neighbors to the North  (That’d be Canada. -Ed.)  have taken the “Let’s Give Junkies Free Needles”-campaign a step further. In the city of Vancouver,  they’re going to start handing out crack pipes.
Oh, good.
CBC News (not CBS, CBC) reports the pilot program is part of city plan to cut the transfer of disease, from contaminated drug paraphernalia. Or bottles, or reshaped cans, or car antennas. –I imagine, once the antennas no longer are on the cars.
My favorite line of the article “…to ensure users who smoke crack are using the drug safely….” Honest to God, you can’t make this stuff up.
Now’s when you say, “Well, they’re going to do it anyway, so we might as well help them reduce risk.”  If that’s how you feel, I’m sure you won’t mind if your kid’s middle school gives her BC pills without your knowledge, either.
At least Vancouver’s new program stops at handing out pipes. Oh wait; supporters also want the city to provide safe, monitored places for the users to indulge their pastime, with healthcare workers standing by. Ya know?, I used to think Vancouver was a pretty cool place. Now I think it’s just lost its mind.
  1. Gator says:

    Got to agree with you on this one, Kent. Having formerly worked in law enforcement, specifically narcotics law enforcement, I can understand arguments on both sides of the clean needle issue. Note understand, not agree. When no-win “discussions” about legalization, etc., get out of hand I suggest that folks look back on the legalized heroin experiments of the early 20th century.

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