Denver City Council considers creating legal drug injection site

"The Denver City Council is considering a pilot program to allow a legal drug injection site in the city."

"Supporters of the plan say 1,000 people died of overdoses in Colorado last year. It's estimated emergency services respond to almost three overdose cases each day."

"A supervised site, supporters say, would save lives and money when it comes to hospital stays and treatment."

"We know people are publicly injecting outside in parks, in alleys," supporter Lisa Raville said. "Not only are they injecting, there, they are dying there."

"We believe we can do better by bringing them out of the public sphere and into a controlled environment where no one has to die of an overdose."

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