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While Curtatone said the city is still working through the planning stages for the facility, anticipated canada goose outlet woodbury to open next year, will face several legal hurdles in opening the clinic.

Canada Goose Jackets Safe consumption sites are illegal under state and federal law. Attorney Andrew Lelling has made consistently clear he will enforce the law should such a facility open in the Commonwealth a point he reiterated in a statement Wednesday. Canada Goose Jackets

“Barring a change in the Justice Department’s position, if opens one, federal enforcement will follow,” Lelling said in the statement.

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Curtatone said the city is canada goose outlet doing its due diligence to analyze the legal challenges that lie ahead, but it will be ready to take them on.

“I just attended a funeral yesterday of someone who was a victim to canada goose that epidemic,” he told WBUR. “So every day I’m concerned about that phone call, not the knock at the door (from federal agents), but that canada goose outlet price phone call I get of another life lost here in.”

buy canada goose jacket cheap Lelling said what alarms him is “the surge” in public misinformation surrounding the practice. buy canada goose jacket cheap

In his statement, he pointed to an incident in Ottawa, Canada,last year where a person still suffered a fatal overdose while at one of the facilities.

“There is no reliable statistical evidence that these sites do anything to reduce addiction rates, or even overall overdose death rates, since fentanyl and other synthetics have come to dominate the opioid epidemic,” Lelling said.

Canada Goose Online In, the plan has won the support of firefighters, EMTs, and police, according to Curtatone. A working group for the project includes health care facilities that could partner with the city such as Fenway Health, which already runs a needle exchange program in Cambridge and other outreach programs, WBUR reports. Canada Goose Online

canada goose factory sale “When people are ready to use, they have to leave our facility, they go into the streets, into alleys and public bathrooms,” Carl Sciortino, Fenway Health’s vice president for government relations, told the radio station. “When they canada goose outlet use alone that’s where they’re dying.” canada goose factory sale.