Syringe Vending Machines Hit Las Vegas Amid Heroin Crisis

Las Vegas will get the nation’s first vending machine for drug syringes to combat spiking heroin deaths in the state and reduce the transmission of HIV.

  • andycanuck

    I’m sure it’ll work out there as well as in Vancouver.

    • Clausewitz

      Darwin was definitely right.

      • Justin St.Denis

        About what? I didn’t know Darwin addressed addiction, let alone heroin addiction. Research increasingly places in question many of Darwin’s theories about evolution, after all, and that is his claim to fame. Did he write/hypothesize about gun rights, democracy or free speech? Do tell……

        • Alain

          I think he was referring to the “survival of the fittest; at least that was my assumption.

          • Clausewitz

            You’re right Alain. Self destructive behaviours tend to lead to dead ends along the process of forwarding your gene resources. This is why we have the yearly Darwin awards for the stupid.

        • tom_billesley

          Darwin’s work wasn’t so much about evolution as about the origin of new species brought about by natural selection that advantaged a direction of evolution that was better fitted to the environment, so that the tree of life sprouted new branches.
          Evolution per se, the change in a single species over time, was discussed in ancient times long before Darwin published his work.

  • Brett_McS

    The Black Heroin supplied by Mexicans from a particular border town (forgot the name) using a Pizza Delivery business model is rife in the southern states. The mules carry it across the border in small plastic pouches in their mouths and if stopped for a search they swallow them. It is much more highly concentrated than normal heroin and is much more addictive, and the addiction is essentially impossible to break.

    Another reason for the border wall.

  • Jabberwokk

    Just legalize heroin. That’ll fix it.

    • Alain

      Well, then they will demand that government make it free, you know like birth control, etc.

      • Jabberwokk

        Sure why not. One vice is as good as another. Especially in Vegas.

        Nothing bad will happen.


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  • Alain

    Goodness they are far behind Canada where our governments offer free shoot-up “clinics” with free needles.

  • canminuteman

    How is selling syringes supposed to prevent people from killing themselves with heroine?

    • Justin St.Denis

      What makes you so sure that avoiding drug deaths is the objective of such initiatives? Because their spokespeople say so? Really? Think about it for a few minutes……

  • Rohan Donald

    Well someone’s got to use all the heroin coming out of Afghanistan since the war.

  • FactsWillOut

    Remember why you could by smokes from vending machines in Tim Horton’s?

    I wonder how many statist snowflakes would meltdown if that became legal again?