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Monday, March 28, 2016

Senator Young opposes "supervised injection facilites" for heroin users

A Manhattan Assemblywoman wants to give heroin addicts and other drug users a state-sanctioned place to inject drugs. Assemblywoman Linda Rosenthal, a Democrat, says she plans to introduce legislation legalizing “supervised injection facilities” for users to self-administer drugs under the supervision of medical staff. However, Senator Cathy Young (R,C-Olean) says she strongly opposes the plan. She released the following statement this morning:
I will fight this terrible idea. Taxpayer-funded drug dens will only worsen the heroin crisis and would be a colossal waste of money. The best approach is to tackle prevention and treatment, and prosecute dealers to the fullest extent. Right now, I'm working to pass substantial funding in the state budget to address the heroin and opioid crisis. http://www.nydailynews.com/…/pol-state-funded-place-heroin-…