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Lanhee Chen: Another Bad Idea Coming Out of California


The liberal politicians in California are at it again. Their latest idea?  Legislation that would create “safe injection” sites in San Francisco, where addicts can be supervised while they abuse illicit substances like heroin.

The theory behind their idea is that such sites will help people to use drugs safely and in a controlled manner. But they discount the possibility all these sites will do is encourage addiction, legitimize the use of substances that destroy lives and increase crime rates in the neighborhoods where these so-called “safe injection” sites are situated.

California lawmakers also ignore the fact that supervised injection sites violate the federal Controlled Substances Act. And: law enforcement officials in California are mostly united in their opposition to the idea.

Governor Jerry Brown should veto this dangerous legislation. To do otherwise is to send the message that abusing illicit drugs is OK.