The only solution to this absurdly tragic epidemic is to end the drug war. Which means legalizing non-opioid based painkillers, like marijuana and kratom. Fast-track cannabis-based painkillers and prescribe them instead of opioids. Legalize the production and sale of heroin, and regulate its purity. This will end fentanyl-laced heroin that brings instant death. If any money is to be spent at all, spend it on clean needles and a sterile, safe environment for heroin addicts to safely shoot up. Do 60,000 Americans really need to die this year?
By Red Robin | Published July 19, 2017