San Francisco Supervisor wants task force to explore safe injection sites

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- San Francisco Board of Supervisors President London Breed introduced legislation that would create a task force to research safe injection sites.

The idea is to create a place where people can inject drugs in a medically supervised setting.

Mayor Ed Lee rejected a similar proposal last year, but says he's now open to the idea of "harm reduction sites."

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"If I have health experts on site at these harm reduction sites then they're not about free injections, they're about reducing harm on a long-term sustainable basis. That's what I'm supportive of," said Mayor Lee.

Supporters of safe injection sites say they are intended to help prevent overdose deaths, help people recover and keep needles off the streets.
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