In a bid to stop overdose deaths, California could allow drug use at supervised sites

10/23/21–According to a Los Angeles Times article, deaths from drug overdoses have surged during the pandemic, claiming more than 90,000 lives last year across the country, according to federal data. As the numbers have soared, many experts, advocates and lawmakers have promoted an idea giving people a safe place to inject drugs under supervision. State Sen. Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) and other lawmakers are pushing to allow San Francisco, Oakland and the city and county of Los Angeles to approve entities to run such programs. Read