VICTORIA, B.C. - Today the Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions released policy to expand the provision of regulated opioids, stimulants, and other pharmaceutical-grade alternatives to the illicit drug supply. Sonia Furstenau, Leader of the BC Greens and MLA for Cowichan Valley has issued the following statement:
“This new policy is a small step in the right direction when what we need is a leap. Failing to provide a low-barrier and effective safe supply is costing all of us - we see it in the burnout of our emergency medical responders, in the increase in organized crime, and most of all in the people who die every day from ineffective policy.