heroin clinics are in a number of european countries and they are what our vancouver clinic was based on.
they work for the reasons you mentioned. if the addicts are getting regular hits that are regulated, they no longer have to resort to crime to support their habit. they have much fewer OD's, because the heroin is stabalized by pharmacists.
the bad guys, no longer have a market to sell their product in. or at least it is drastically diminished.
and yes, many addicts in these controlled situations are able to gain employment and make a functional life for themselves.
obviously the ideal would be to help all addicts be straight. but first the addicts need to want to be straight.
it is ironic, however that millions of dollars are being poured into our vancouver clinic to help ppl get a regulated fixes and yet, for those who want to quit, their is an extreme shortage of beds and help available which results in a long wait list. the result? by the time the beds are available, the addicts has changed their mind.
the clinics also provide counselling and have medical practioners available.
plus, theres also the advantage of clean and fresh needles with every hit. so less transfer of diseases.
mary jane should definately be legal. it's horrible the amount of money spent trying to defeat it.
how in the world did alcohol become legal and mary jane illegal????
i have never known anyone on mary jane who gets behind the wheel of their car and kills people, who commits adultery, who commits assault, who acts like a complete idiot and disrupts the peace.
it is a farce that mary jane is illegal.
and it is not the gateway to other drugs. if there is a gateway, it is alcohol. every body starts with alcohol.
prostitution should be legal as well. like nevada.
clean and safe.
get these items out of the control of the mafia and the like and into the control of the government. lets take the profits and make our country safer and better. less crime, less atrocities. more control.