There are many policies we can pass at the local, state, and federal level to help people who use cocaine to be safer.
Drug Policy Alliance (DPA) recommends a comprehensive, health-based response to the overdose crisis to keep people safe and healthy. There is growing public acceptance of the fact that drug use is a health issue, not a criminal one.
Unfortunately, some elected officials and members of law enforcement continue to call for draconian criminal policies to drive up support for policies that hurt people instead of helping them.
When it comes to cocaine, we must ensure that any new laws take a health approach. This includes decriminalizing drugs and drug equipment, creating a safer supply, overdose prevention centers, and supporting harm reduction.