Crackpipe Vending Machine: Harm-Reduction or Instigation?

Vancouver’s Crack Pipe Vending Machine

Crackpipe Vending Machine: Harm-Reduction or Instigation?

Vancouver, British Columbia has recently erected the first two ‘crack pipe’ vending machines in the city’s downtown east side by the DURC organization. $0.25 for a durable and sanitary Pyrex crack pipe. A representative of Drug Users Resource Centre states this is a tactic to prevent the spread of disease and encourage harm -reduction. We are already well aware of the distribution of sanitary syringes in many major cities in Canada, but is this taking the cause too far?

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