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free crack pipes!

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by spectr, Oct 31, 2004.

  1. spectr

    spectr Guest

    In the name of harm reduction, the Vancouver Area Network of Drug Users has handed out 300 free crack-pipe kits to addicts.

    Yesterday, president Rob Morgan vowed to distribute hundreds more.

    "The [public] reaction has been pretty good," said Morgan. "There is definitely a need out there for this and we're just getting started."

    Each of the 500 pipe kits contains a glass crack pipe, mouthpiece, push stick, draw screens, matches, alcohol swabs, Vaseline, bandages, a condom and smoking instructions.

    Morgan said the idea behind the kits is to give Vancouver's estimated 2,000 crack addicts a safe and clean way to use their drug of choice and to prevent the spread of diseases like hepatitis C and HIV.

    The kits are free. Users are asked to make a $1 donation where possible to help cover costs. "That helps keep the supply going," Morgan said. "It's all by donation."

    The network has asked the Vancouver Coastal Health Authority for funding, but it won't commit any money until a study of the crack-kit giveaway is completed.

    Morgan said similar programs in Ottawa and Winnipeg have recently been given funding.

    Critics of the program contend it should not be funded with public money because it condones illegal drug use. The network has been lobbying for a crack-smoking room in Vancouver's safe injection site -- a plan backed by Mayor Larry Campbell -- but some groups, including the police union, are against it.

    The one-year-old site's room was recently fitted with a heavy ventilation fan but awaits approval from Health Canada before it can be used.


    ok now these come with instructions on how to smoke crack, fuck these people are crackheads they know how to smoke it, and a crack smoking room, wow talk about great ideas. :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha:
  2. Cracksmoka

    Cracksmoka Elite Member

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    PUMPKIN ESCOBAR Senior Member

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  4. Overtime

    Overtime Dirty Dozen Crew

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    we used to do this with heroin addicts at work, but we stopped when we realized that, hey, if they get aids, they gonna die, then we wont have to deal with them at all
  5. Dr. Dazzle

    Dr. Dazzle Veteran Member

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    So what's your solution smart guy?
  6. Brewster Baker

    Brewster Baker 12oz Loyalist

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    the worst part is Vancouver has a safe injection site were junkies can go and shoot heorin, in a nice warm dry safe spot... why wouldnt the have police there to arrest them...
  7. Da Moaner

    Da Moaner Junior Member

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  8. T.T Boy

    T.T Boy Dirty Dozen Crew

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    what do you suppose we do about crackheads? get them off? cause that works so well. the folks in the des arent cleaning up soon. lets just try and prevent disease and death as much as we can. i think its safe to say we lost the war on drugs in 1992. unless those ads on arcade games really do work, just take 15 years.

    its more expensive for the state to arrest someone, feed them, and lock them up, rather than to control it and make it safe. besides, theres just as much skag and crack in jail anyways. i think they should supply the junkies with a controlled amount of heroin, holland has implicated this and the crime rate dropped significantly. i think some other european countries have done the same? offer them treatment if they want it as well.
  9. decu goldyn1

    decu goldyn1 Senior Member

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    funny someone mentioned something about the police arresting them
    i don't know what's going on in canada but i was watching dateline on saturday and they had a special about hookers in vancouver - anywho there were a lot of people smoking crack right in front of the precinct and hooking
  10. decu goldyn1

    decu goldyn1 Senior Member

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    my mistake double post
  11. T.T Boy

    T.T Boy Dirty Dozen Crew

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    main and hastings most useless police station ever.
  12. spectr

    spectr Guest

    ok i comepletly agree with a bunch of your points but you missed the biggest point here these people are crackheads, maybe they dont have crackheads where you come from but if they do trust me you know what i mean, shit ok now i found humor in the fact that they give directions with the crack pipes on how to smoke crack, and seriously do you really think a room where crackheads can go and smoke crack is a good idea? shit you dont want these fuckers in larger numbers then they already are, fuck i know i wouldnt want to be the person who is working the front desk when the 30 crackheads run out of rock :yuck: ok now as far as a controlled amount of the drug goes, yeah sure, and i think they should offer treatment programs, and decriminalize all drugs, but it aint going to happen anytime soon, well at least not in this part of the world.
  13. fatalist

    fatalist Dirty Dozen Crew

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    fucking amazing....
  14. Brewster Baker

    Brewster Baker 12oz Loyalist

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    shit I lived in the most drug infested hood in north america a little place we call the des, and t.t boy has been there so he knows all about crackheads
  15. Fondles

    Fondles Veteran Member

    Joined: Mar 31, 2001 Messages: 7,866 Likes Received: 27
    Estimated 2,000 crackheads in Vancouver. Unbelievable. We have round 10,000 in my little city in Florida. This show i'm watching just now said cracked up.