Why Denver Library's Central Branch Shouldn't Be Only Heroin Safe-Use Site

Yesterday, February 5, Democratic lawmakers reportedly withdrew a bill from a committee in the General Assembly that dealt with safe injection sites for intravenous drug users. That's no doubt a disappointment for Colorado House District 8 Representative Leslie Herod, whose recent tour of North America's first supervised injection site confirmed her belief that centers like it can be an important way for Denver, and Colorado as a whole, to address the growing heroin and opioid crises, especially given where injection drug users in the Mile High City have been congregating in the absence of such a facility.

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