safe consumption sites

VT Legalizes Safe Consumption Sites, Reversing Course on Veto Override

  [Update, June 17: This story has been edited to reflect the final outcome of the Assembly vote] Vermont has…

June 17, 2024

VT Gov. Vetoes Safe Consumption Site Bill. It May Become Law Without Him.

Vermont Governor Phil Scott (R) has vetoed legislation that would authorize a safe consumption site (SCS) pilot. On May 30,…

May 31, 2024

Vermont Advances Safe Consumption Site Bill, But Cuts Second Location

Lawmakers in Vermont have formally adopted changes to narrow the scope of a House-passed safe consumption site (SCS) bill, which in…

April 23, 2024

Smoking, Not Injecting, Now Linked to Two-Thirds of BC Overdose Deaths

Amid a mass exodus from injecting drugs to smoking them, the push for safe consumption sites (SCS) in North America…

October 2, 2023

Our Struggle for Safe Consumption Sites in San Francisco’s Tenderloin

In 2006, a community health clinic opened in San Francisco's Tenderloin District. On any given day, the waiting room would…

September 28, 2023

CO Safe Consumption Site Battle Wages in Senate, as Deadline Nears

In 2018, the Denver City Council approved a pilot program that would authorize a safe consumption site (SCS)—if the Colorado…

April 25, 2023

DOJ Delays Safehouse Response to 2023, an Unexpected Blow

The Department of Justice was expected to filed its long-awaited response to the ongoing Safehouse Philly lawsuit on December 5—widely…

December 5, 2022

Alberta’s New Premier Could Be Even More Anti-Harm Reduction

The new premier of Alberta, Canada, is offering a similar drug policy approach to her predecessor, only worse, a leading…

November 23, 2022

California on the Brink of Opening Safe Consumption Sites

California is poised to legalize safe consumption sites. On August 1, the state legislature passed SB 57, a bill that…

August 3, 2022

Vermont Gov. Vetoes Safe Consumption Sites, Along With the Harm Reduction He Claims to Support

On June 7, Vermont Governor Phil Scott (R) vetoed House Bill 728, which would have created an Overdose Prevention Site…

June 17, 2022