US supervised drug consumption site opens in Philadelphia

Non-profit organisation Safehouse has opened the first supervised drug consumption site in the US, in Philadelphia. The launch follows a 2-year legal battle that largely concerns a statute that prohibits anyone from owning a property where people use illegal drugs. A judge ruled, however, that the facility was designed to reduce, rather than to facilitate, drug use and so the statute did not apply.

Source: https://www.wsj.com/articles/first-supervised-drug-use-site-poised-to-open-in-philadelphia-11582751079