Earlier this year, city and county officials proposed opening the first spaces in the United States for the supervised use of illegal drugs. Depending on whom you ask, the proposition is a life saver or an unconscionable enabler of substance abuse.
Mark Miloscia has asked attorney general Jeff Sessions to crack down on legal drug injection sites, which he compares to crack houses. Meanwhile local proponents prepare to defend the sites as a humane response to the region’s heroin epidemic.
King County’s Heroin and Prescription Opiate Addiction Task Force has recommended testing two medically supervised sites where people can safely inject and smoke drugs. Validation of hard drug use or necessary step to combat an epidemic?