From Doug McVay, Editor, www.drugwarfacts.org
I was checking twitter at lunch and saw news about today’s decision in the Safehouse trial in Philadelphia. Safehouse is the nonprofit that’s working to set up a supervised consumption site in the Philadelphia area. The US Justice Department filed suit to stop them, alleging that a supervised consumption site would violate the federal “crackhouse” law. The judge’s ruling denying that motion is not the final word. The government is expected to appeal but this is still good news that’s expected to give a boost to efforts in other municipalities — such as San Francisco, Seattle/King County, Portland/Multnomah County (my home) — that are considering supervised consumption sites.