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Chip:
source: http://www.irishexaminer.com/ireland/aodhan-o-riordain-urges-safe-spaces-for-drug-users-351071.html

Aodhán Ó Ríordáin urges safe spaces for drug users

by Shaun Connolly, Political Correspondent

Addicts should be legally allowed to bring their own heroin to State-sanctioned injection centres, drugs minister Aodhán Ó Ríordáin has indicated.



Mr Ó Ríordáin hopes to sweep away the legal obstacle to the centres within months, with “safe spaces” opening in Cork and other cities if an initial Dublin venue proves a success.

The minister said Ireland needs to undergo a “cultural shift” in its attitudes towards drugs and stop viewing users as criminals.

Mr Ó Ríordáin, who is in favour of decriminalising all drugs, said it is “insanity” to treat someone injecting on the street as a criminal.

thetalkingasshole:
At these injection centers around the world
Is it specifically (only) for IV drug users?

Say i snort my drugs through the same dirty ass straw/pen tube/old rig
Would I be allowed admittance and provided a cubby to get high in?
Furthermore, do they provide sterile equipment for insufflation users?

Chip:
TTA, IV use, i'd say ... guys like you are atypical  ::)

Lolleedee:
I wish this guy was in charge of U.S. drug policy!  Imagine how much better the world would be if everyone had his attitude!  Kudos!

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