Harm Reduction

Supreme Court Makes Landmark Ruling in Favor of Insite

The Supreme Court of Canada has opened the door to supervised drug injection clinics across the country in a landmark decision on Friday that ordered the federal government to stop interfering with Vancouver’s controversial Insite clinic.

The Court was persuaded by evidence that drug addicts are considerably safer administering their own injections under medical surveillance rather than obtaining and injecting hard drugs on the streets of the city’s troubled Downtown Eastside.

Read the rest of Supreme Court Ruling Opens Doors to Drug Injection Clinics Across Canada by Kirk Makin, Sunny Dhillon, and Ingrid Peritz in the Globe and Mail.

[Top Image: Insite users, supporters and staff members celebrate outside the facility after the Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that the supervised injection site can stay open in Vancouver. Photo Rafal Gerszak]


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