Sell regulated heroin to drug users to reduce overdose deaths: B.C. group

The heroin would be sold to users at compassion clubs under tight regulations to help combat B.C.'s opioid overdose crisis
Vancouver Sun (Canada)
Thursday, February 21, 2019

Heroin addicts should be granted access to a clean supply of the drug provided through “compassion clubs” similar to those that provide medical marijuana, recommends a new report from the B.C. Centre on Substance Use. Such clubs will save lives lost to overdoses through heroin tainted by fentanyl, “disrupt” profits for drug dealers from organized crime gangs, eliminate an avenue for money laundering and thereby make housing more affordable. But the model faces a number of challenges before being implemented, including the province seeking permission from Health Canada to forward the idea. (See also: Canada drug experts want regulated heroin supply to cut overdoses | Heroin buyers clubs proposed by researchers to reduce overdose)