Report Recommendation: Controlled Regulation of Heroin Sales in BC

A report from the BC Centre on Substance Use recommends the controlled regulation of heroin sales in BC. This model, the authors say, would reduce overdose deaths while also combating organized crime and the profitability of the unregulated fentanyl market.

Under this model, the BCCSU envisions the establishment of “heroin compassion clubs” where opioid-using members can purchase non-fentanyl-adulterated heroin. Closely regulated heroin compassion clubs could drastically cut fentanyl overdose deaths attributable to organized crime’s grip on the illicit heroin market, the report suggests.