Cannabis Life Network Jan. 12, 2023
Dr. Kelly Anthony is one of few Canadian doctors publicly criticizing “safe supply” due to political pressures, shaming, shunning or silencing.
The B.C. government is targeting Dr. Julian Somers for his opposition to safe supply. Somers has maintained a database that links information about B.C.’s vulnerable populations to days spent in hospitals, detention centres, and their medications or income assistance.
Overall, this database has helped researchers accurately measure the impacts of government policies. Researchers have used it in over 30 provincial reports, 60 peer-reviewed publications and several graduate theses.
Somers recently used the data to research the government’s anti-poverty programs.
The conclusion? B.C.’s current approach to homelessness is ineffective. It is better to prioritize rehabilitation, employment, and social reintegration. A “safe supply” of free drugs fosters dependency.
B.C. Government Wants Safe Supply Dissidents Silenced.
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