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QUOTE OF THE DAY: ‘Today Is International Drug Users Day’

GLIDE, a San Francisco-based social justice group, has faced backlash for a tweet celebrating the “achievements and resiliency” of drug users.

THE QUOTE

“Today is International Drug Users Day, where the global community of people come together and celebrate the achievements and resiliency of people who use drugs,” GLIDE said Monday in the tweet, which has since been deleted.

Forbes columnist Michael Shellenberger, echoing conservative critics of drug liberalization, replied, “Glide’s blithe promotion of safe fentanyl use is unconscionable.”

  • Shellenberger noted that GLIDE’s homelessness services have received millions of dollars of funding from San Francisco, which has been at the center of a national spike in drug overdoses.

SAME ENERGY

As Shellenberger recalled, last March, San Francisco Supervisor Catherine Stefani successfully demanded the city remove billboards that encouraged drug use “with friends” in the name of preventing overdoses.

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