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Montreal Gets Approval For Safe Injection Sites

MONTREAL – The Quebec government has given the green light to a project introducing facilities in the Montreal area where drug users can legally and safely inject themselves, but it’s still far from becoming a reality.

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Without safe injection sites, people will still continue to use intravenous drugs but will be at higher risk.

Final approval for so-called safe-injection sites rests with the federal government, which has strongly criticized offering drug users legal spaces to consume illegal substances.

In order to operate a safe-injection site, the federal government must grant an exemption under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.

Read the complete article here: Metro News, April 30, 2015

Original Article By Giuseppe Valiante, The Canadian Press

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