Chibo Mertineit, Lillian Rock.
How many more people have to die on dodgy pills because of stupid and uninformed politicians unable to see the bigger picture?
When we had over 2,000 people a year dying in Berlin in the eighties from drug overdoses (mostly heroin), the politicians realised they had to do something quickly to save lives. That’s when the injecting rooms were established. You have to keep people alive so that they have a chance to change.
Pill testing is not about telling anybody it’s safe to use pills; it’s about harm minimisation.
Are we as a society really stuck believing the Howard propaganda rhetoric that says when you install a needle dispenser it means you are telling users that injecting is okay? Please, let’s not get brainwashed again.
Humans have always experimented, starting with Adam and Eve. When cannabis was legalised in the Netherlands young people weren’t much interested any more.
Alcohol (still advertised in sport) and tobacco are the biggest killers. Save our young ones now. Pill testing is a step towards that.