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Reader: Instead of Safe-Use Sites, Why Don't We Legalize and Tax Heroin?

Injection booths at Insite, a supervised injection site in Vancouver visited by a delegation from Denver in January.
Injection booths at Insite, a supervised injection site in Vancouver visited by a delegation from Denver in January. Facebook
After Denver City Council affirmed plans to try a safe-use site for injection-drug users (all pending state approval), the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Colorado and the Drug Enforcement Administration released a joint statement bashing the project.

Here's what readers have to say about the plan and the feds' response:

Marcelo says:
Of course the feds would say this. They want everyone to continue ODing and being addicted to opioids. It's more money for them.
Mark jokes:
The federal government always knows what's best for American citizens!!
Chris notes:
Westwood once again doing what it does best: stirring the pot, inciting division, and writing borderline unreadable articles. This is an extremely complicated issue that deserves thorough discussion and debate... but I guess it’s just easier to call people on “the other side” stupid than actually try to engage in an adult conversation about the issue.... I personally support the idea of these injection sites, but there is a ton of grey area. As usual, thank you for sharing your 2 cents in the laziest, most crass way possible.
Gene argues:
It's interesting that a safe-use site is basically a sanctuary for drug use. Wouldn't it make more sense to legalize heroin and tax the hell out of it, but also ensuring it can only be used at a safe site?

I'm tired of my taxes going to things that I don't benefit from. My taxes going to a safe-use site is BS.
And Animas suggests:
We need to legalize drugs like they did in Portugal.
Keep reading for more stories about safe-use sites in Denver.

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