Fox host Kennedy: “So, this is obviously sad and tragic, the fact that opioid overdoses have increased in recent years. But I don’t think the problem is that FedEx and UPS and the postal service need more screening tools. I think the problem is that heroin is illegal. And so people go to nefarious means in order to get a drug they would get anyway. […]
If you legalize these things and people have access to them and may know what’s in them, do you think knowing the ingredients in a drug you’re taking increases or decreases the chance that you will overdose on it?”
The abstinence-only, pro-drug war attitude is what birthed the opioid epidemic that resulted in 60,000 deaths just last year. Instead, offer addicts a clean, regulated product with known potency, rather than the black market poison that’s killing them in droves. The legal product would be fentanyl- and carfentanil-free, saving the thousands that die from those deadly additives alone.