City State’s Attorney Signs Legal Brief in Support of Safe Consumption Sites

Lady JusticeBaltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby has joined more than 60 experts in support of a legal brief filed to allow safe consumption sites.

The sites are viewed by supporters as a tool for reducing the harms associated with drug use particularly as the country is in the midst of an opioid crisis.

The Baltimore Sun reports:

Baltimore’s State’s Attorney signed onto an amicus curiae brief filed Wednesday in United States v. Safehouse, a federal civil lawsuit in Pennsylvania filed by federal attorneys in February challenging the legality of such a site in Philadelphia.

The brief filed Wednesday supports Safehouse, which is looking to open the nation’s first safe injection site — sometimes referred to as an overdose prevention site — in the city.

The article also notes that while Maryland does not have or allow any safe consumption sites some counties, as well as Baltimore City, have other types of harm reduction programs such as clean needle exchange programs.

Read The Baltimore Sun to learn more.

Learn more about safe consumption and overdose prevention sites as well as other cutting edge state and local programs at the MACo Summer Conference session, “New Tools for Tracking and Treating Opioid and Mental Health Crises.” The session is scheduled for Friday, August 16, 2019, from 2:15 pm – 3:15 pm.

The MACo Summer Conference will be held August 14-17, 2019 at the Roland Powell Convention Center in Ocean City, Maryland. This year’s conference theme is “Winds of Change.”

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