CA Heroin Injection Centers to Open
Who says marijuana isn’t the gateway drug?
Bring us your tired, your poor, your huddled mass, yearning to get high. And with California, they aren’t just talking about smoking a little reefer.
According to The San Francisco Chronicle, this now includes heroin.
San Francisco is on track to open its first two safe injection sites this July, a milestone that will likely make the city the first in the country to embrace the controversial model of allowing drug users to shoot up under supervision
Other cities — including Seattle, Baltimore and Philadelphia — are talking about opening their own safe injection facilities, but San Francisco could get there first. Facilities already exist in Canada, Australia and Europe.
Barbara Garcia, director of San Francisco’s Department of Public Health, said Monday that she’s tending to the details, including where the facilities will be located. She’s working with six to eight nonprofits that already operate needle exchanges and offer other drug addiction services, and two of them will be selected to offer safe injection on-site.
The city’s fiscal year starts July 1, and Garcia said safe injection should begin “close to that date.” After officials get a sense of how the first two are working, a third and fourth could open, she said.
When San Francisco legalized marijuana, legislators promised that would be the end. They said, “we won’t tolerate harder drugs”.
I guess “harder” is open for interpretation.
The article continues,
The safe injection sites will initially be privately funded, though Garcia wouldn’t say where the money’s coming from. She said that will help the city avoid liability, since intravenous drug use is against state and federal law. Opening the sites doesn’t require the approval of the Board of Supervisors or other city officials.
You can bet that soon enough these centers will be funded by California tax payers. And I love how the city knows these are coming, but pretends to have nothing to do with these centers.
I believe the city believes this constitutes “plausible deniability”. So how will these non-profits sustain themselves? I say eventually these “non-profits” will sell the junkies heroin.
Look at how well marijuana has done.
California expects its newly minted pot business to eventually generate $1 billion in new tax revenue.
California, the most populous U.S. state, began the nation’s medical marijuana trend in 1996, and holds an outsized influence in national policy as it begins recreational marijuana sales under an initiative approved by voters in 2016. The state’s new recreational marijuana industry has a projected value of as much as $7 billion ― enough to make it the world’s largest legal marijuana market ― and is predicted to eventually generate $1 billion annually in local and state tax revenue.
If only that money actually went to solve problems in that wretched state.
Eventually, California will legalize all drugs, including heroin. They will do so, because the state will need the money.
And eventually the once beautiful state will be occupied mostly by brain-dead zombies. Oh wait; that’s already happened.