According to the DailyMail, the Biden Administration is apparently completing the financing needed to provide crack pipes to drug users as part of its Hurt Discount Plan, as the unending battle over medication continues.
The Department of Health and Human Services in the United States plans to provide money to programs that distribute crack pipes to drug addicts with the goal of keeping drug users safe and reducing drug-related infections.
According to Fox 11 LA, the awards are believed to be part of a $30 million Biden administration scheme that provides funds for non-profit organizations to purchase “protected smoking kits/provides in line with a report within the Washington Free Beacon.”
It’s also been speculated that the pipes would encourage people to smoke rather than inject drugs because injections are thought to be more dangerous than smoking.
This comes on the same day that it was announced that the Justice Department may consider allowing people to inject heroin and other medications at safe injection sites.
Again in November of 2021, New York Metropolis opened two protected injection websites. “The 2 Manhattan websites have been already working as needle trade packages, and a few residents within the communities have beforehand raised considerations concerning the resolution to position the websites in much less prosperous areas of the borough,” the New York Instances reported.
The scheme sparked indignation among residents, including Sen. Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee, who wrote to HHS expressing her “grave concerns” that government money could be used to supply crack pipes after the news went viral.
“The administration should be providing resources to entities that prevent drug abuse and to those that can prevent harm without providing drug paraphernalia,” Blackburn wrote, previously adding, “If this is the President’s plan to address drug abuse, our nation is in serious trouble.”
“These comments are misleading and misinformed,” a spokeswoman for HHS told The Shade Room in response to the incident.
“Too many Americans have lost their lives to a drug overdose. Evidence-based community harm reduction services such as naloxone, fentanyl test strips, and syringe services programs help people stay alive and are proven strategies for addressing this tragic epidemic,” the representative said.