You cannot make this stuff up.
Hint: IF THEY WANT TO DECRIMINALIZE HARD DRUGS IN YOUR STATE, PUSH BACK.
Hard drugs have been decriminalized on Oregon. Well, In Portland there aren't any extra cops available to enforce any laws to begin with. They are stretched very thin.
Unless you've been to Portland in the last year, it's difficult to describe, but drug tents are everywhere. Sidewalks, parks, along the freeways. bus stops, train stops, under bridges, Everywhere.
Unless you've seen it first hand, you won't believe your eyes. And no, it's not an 8 square block area like one of the news sources said --- that is a flat out lie.
So, Now, apparently Fentanyl is used regularly on the public trains and busses to.
The Portland solution: Let's study it
I don't have a medical background, but do we really need a study to determine that 2nd hand Fentanyl smoke is harmful? Does that take an actual university study?
We just had a cop get exposed a few days ago after entering a drug den and he needed Narcan to recover. What would make anyone think the same fumes on a train would be safe?
Some text from the trimet.org link:
TriMet participates in first-of-its-kind, multi-agency study addressing drug use on transit systems
March 10, 2023 by Roberta Altstadt
As the rampant rise in illicit fentanyl use fuels a public health crisis across Oregon, TriMet has begun working with researchers and other transit agencies to better understand its impacts. Researchers from the University of Washington are beginning a study to detect, monitor and assess the effects of second-hand fentanyl smoke on and around transit systems. TriMet, alongside University of Washington researchers, Sound Transit in the Seattle metro area and other transit agencies, will use the findings to determine new best practices around addressing drug use.
As of right now, there is little in the way of concrete data about the health effects of second-hand fentanyl smoke or its impacts on a self-contained area, like a bus or train. While there have been studies about the risk of exposure to first responders, this is the first study of its kind to delve into public transit.
Let's Go Brandon!
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