As Advanced Polls Open, Heroes of Overdose Crisis Endorse Mary Jean Dunsdon for City Council
CANNABIS CULTURE – Today the battle to choose Mary Jean Dunsdon reported that she has gotten solid supports from two prominent saints in Vancouver’s overdose emergency.
Sarah Blyth is a fellow benefactor of the Overdose Prevention Society, and has helped spare several lives in the Downtown Eastside She has gotten numerous honors for her bleeding edge take a shot at the overdose emergency, including a group administration grant from St Paul’s healing facility, and as of late the B.C. Common Liberties Association (BCCLA) Jennifer Prosser Wade Award for Courage.
“I am supporting Mary Jean Dunsdon for Vancouver City Council,” said Blyth, “on the grounds that she comprehends that the root issue here is restriction and the war on drugs. She will battle for the privileges of medication clients. She’s not going to give the administration or the framework a chance to prevent her from making the best decision.”
Tina Shaw works in overdose reaction at the Maple Overdose-Prevention Site, situated in a rear way close Main and East. She likewise as of late played the principle character in a play called “Unlawful: Stories from a damage diminishment development.”
“I live and breathe the opioid emergency every day,” said Tina. “There are a lot of individuals here who have had nobody to vote in favor of in light of the fact that there has been nobody battling for them. I’m advising individuals to vote in favor of Mary Jean. She thinks about individuals, and I know she will have a genuine effect for us at City Hall.”
“I am lowered by the help of these fantastic ladies,” said Dunsdon. “They are both genuine legends who are doing awesome work in such a frantic circumstance. Regardless of whether I win this decision, I will keep on pushing for sensible medication laws and a conclusion to the medication war.”
“Vancouver can accomplish more to anticipate overdose passings,” said Dunsdon. “As a city councilor I will ensure the city actualizes a free administration to test any road drugs, for fentanyl or whatever else. At the present time there is just constrained testing for fentanyl accessible, and just at a couple of areas. The city needs to put resources into better tests and make them significantly more generally accessible.”
“I additionally have confidence in making cannabis accessible to sedative clients, as a more secure option,” said Dunsdon. “I have been assisting with the Cannabis Substitution Project, which disseminates free cannabis items to sedative clients through the Vancouver Area Network of Drug Users (VANDU). I’ve seen commonly how cannabis can enhance lives and enable sedative clients to get spotless. The city needs to perceive that cannabis get to is a piece of the answer for the opioid emergency.”
This declaration comes as cutting edge surveys for the by-race open in Vancouver. City occupant who wish to vote before decision day (October fourteenth) can cast their tallies today (Oct fourth) and Tuesday October tenth between 8 a.m. what’s more, 8 p.m. at City Hall.