Safe Injection Site

Court ruling in Philadelphia could open door for safe injection site in San Francisco
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KCBS Radio Morning News
February 27, 2020 - 11:40 am
A barrier to opening a safe injection site in San Francisco may have been weakened after a federal judge ruled in favor of opening the country’s first such facility in Philadelphia.
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OAKLAND, CA - JANUARY 19: Oakland mayor Libby Schaaf looks on during an assembly at Edna Brewer Middle School about the U.S. Constitution on January 19, 2018 in Oakland, California. Oakland mayor Libby Schaaf discussed the U.S. Constitution with middle sc
Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf (Photo credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Matt Bigler
May 19, 2019 - 3:49 pm
Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf continues to push for a safe injection site in Oakland, which would be a first in California.
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Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf speaks during the 2016 Cannabis Business Summit & Expo on June 22, 2016 in Oakland,
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Carrie Hodousek
May 13, 2019 - 10:55 pm
Oakland city officials are considering a plan to open a safe injection site where intravenous drug users could get high.
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Gov. Jerry Brown reviews a measure with his wife, Anne Gust Brown, second from left, as staff members Camille Wagner, left, and Graciela Castillo-Krings, right, look on at his Capitol office, Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018, in Sacramento, Calif. Sunday is the last day for Brown to approve or veto bills passed by the legislature. Brown, who will be leaving office in January, is acting on some on the last pieces of legislation in his tenure as governor. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
September 30, 2018 - 9:12 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California Gov. Jerry Brown rejected legislation on Sunday that would have allowed San Francisco to open what could be the nation's first supervised drug injection site under a pilot program. Advocates of "safe injection" sites say the locations would save lives by preventing...
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Jenna Lane
August 29, 2018 - 8:34 am
A sold-out exhibit in San Francisco this week shows what it could be like if the city's estimated 22,500 injection drug users had a medically supervised place to shoot up.
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