Rhode Island One Step Away From Becoming First U.S. State To Authorize Safe Injection Site Legislation

The General Assembly passed  on Thursday authorizing a two-year harm reduction center pilot program.

The bill now heads to the desk of Governor Daniel J. McKee. Without indicating a possible decision, the governor said he would review the legislation when it arrives at his desk.

If signed into law, Rhode Island would be the first state to approve a program, joining ten nations, including Canada, in supporting similar measures. Several U.S. cities and Massachusetts have also attempted to launch programs without any …

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