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January 15, 2021

Court halts Seattle injection sites

SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle received a setback in its effort to create a supervised heroin consumption site after a federal appeals court denied a similar effort in Philadelphia to create locations for heroin users to inject the drug with a nurse present.

The 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 2-1 on Tuesday that a heroin consumption site in Pennsylvania could not open because it would violate federal drug laws, KOMO-TV reported.

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