The Epoch Times is reporting that "Jerry Martin, 51, opened his mobile The Drugs Store in downtown Vancouver on May 3 to sell cocaine, crack, methamphetamine, and heroin. Martin first announced his plans to open this store in January, when British Columbia decriminalized the possession of small amounts of these substances. He told media he understood the risk of arrest but was ready to do it anyway to provide users with a safe supply.”
"He was arrested on May 4 and released pending his appearance in court. He is forbidden from returning to the Downtown Eastside in the meantime.
'We remain committed in our position that drug trafficking will continue to be the subject of enforcement,' Constable Tania Visintin of the Vancouver Police Department said in a release." Thank God.
First of all, this guy is a drug dealer. He doesn't care about providing a safe supply. He cares about making money and he wants to do that by exploiting the vulnerable. If he cared about the addicts well being, he would support treatment. That's the Portugal model.
Second, this reveals the slippery slope and the ultimate objective of decriminalization. They want to turn harm reduction into harm promotion so they can create more addicts and make more money. They start off by saying oh the poor addict, then they start promoting the drug dealer's profits by exploiting the poor addict. That is evil.
The intent of decriminalization is to help addicts get treatment. It's not to help the drug dealers make more money. Treatment saves lives.