Tell Governor Polis to oppose HB 1202. There is no such thing as a “safe” injection site! Coloradans don’t want them in their neighborhoods. This bill will only make the drug problem in Colorado worse. It will only make our communities more dangerous.
200 E. Colfax Ave., Rm. 136
Denver, CO 80203
Opinion: Safe Injection Sites don’t treat addiction, they enable it!
How do we best help a person in the thrall of addiction? Where is the line between helping and enabling? What does creating a safe space for dangerous, destructive behavior do to a community? What does the normalization of harmful and potentially lethal behavior communicate to those tempted to engage in it?
These are the questions Colorado lawmakers should consider when House Bill 1202 is heard on the floor of the Colorado House of Representatives. The bill would allow local governments to open supervised injection sites (SIS), also called safe consumption sites, where people could access free drug paraphernalia and use illicit drugs such as heroin and fentanyl…Read More