France votes to legalize drug 'shooting galleries'

Drug addicts would be allowed to take illegal drugs, up to a limit, without being arrested
07 April 2015
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France's National Assembly voted this week to legalize drug consumption rooms - safe places for addicts to consume drugs - in the hope of keeping users off the street. 

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The move has already proved controversial, with opponents calling the galleries "death rows". After four hours of animated debate, French MPs approved a six-year testing of so-called shooting galleries ("salle de shoot") for drug addicts in Paris and in at least two other cities. (See also: Addressing opposition to France’s Safer Consumption Rooms)

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