Statement from Mayor London Breed on Federal Court Ruling on Planned Safe Injection Site
San Francisco, CA — A U.S. District Judge today ruled against a Justice Department lawsuit to stop a planned safe injection site in Philadelphia, stating that the site does not violate federal drug laws.
“This ruling is a big deal for public health and addressing the drug crisis that we see every day on our streets. Safe injection sites save lives. They help prevent overdoses, reduce public drug use, prevent the spread of disease, and connect people to medical care that can help treat their addiction. We will be working with the City Attorney to understand what this ruling means for San Francisco because we need one or more of these sites in our city.”