Letter to the editor: Say no to proposed heroin injection site in Denver

Posted 12/31/18

Please, Denver — and the Colorado General Assembly, we don’t need another “Colorado first” with the proposed heroin injection site — surely soon to be followed by sites all over Denver, …

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Letter to the editor: Say no to proposed heroin injection site in Denver

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Please, Denver — and the Colorado General Assembly, we don’t need another “Colorado first” with the proposed heroin injection site — surely soon to be followed by sites all over Denver, the suburbs, and Colorado. Enough is enough. Already we have all this marijuana in our midst. This is such a change in our touted lifestyle of clean, fresh, and healthy that Colorado’s reputation used to be. And now to the next debilitating embarrassment? The legislature will vote and the Governor will sign or veto.
The black market is even more thriving, since “legalization” of marijuana; huge amounts of money gained indicates many users, many drivers, invitation to flouting the law, and many youth addicts for the future. We don’t need an open door to heroin and other drugs, which such sites would encourage.
This is not the Colorado I want. This “experiment” for the moneyed interests, our being the launching pad for the country, is not serving us well. Costs have exceeded benefits. This isn’t simply an every four-year “vote the man out of office” situation. It is changing a lifestyle.
Vote “No” to injection sites that will draw even more druggies and homeless to Denver and to the rest of us. Kudos to Kevin Flynn, the lone voice on Denver City Council, who dissented, and who felt, from what I can tell, that the interests of our population at large would be sacrificed for the interests of the heroin and other drug users’ habits.
Barbara St. John,
Wheat Ridge

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