France votes to legalize drug 'shooting galleries'
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.
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)
Wednesday, April 8, 2015
The Local (France)