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Safe injection site exemption should be expanded to marijuana dispensaries | Aaron Harnett

Wednesday, September 06, 2017 @ 8:58 AM | By Aaron Harnett

On Aug. 21, Toronto welcomed its first “legal” safe injection site, The Works, near Yonge Street and Dundas. Vancouver had a bit of a head start on Toronto in this, having been at it since 2003. In the face of what has been called an opioid epidemic, even a city as conservative as Toronto, (which still had Prohibition-era dry areas as late as 1997) really has no choice but to give intravenous drug users a safe place to inject.

Given that the drugs being injected by...