B.C. Government back pedals on Premier's "fentanyl laced pot" comments

 

B.C. Government officials are back pedaling on comments made by Premier Christy Clark yesterday regarding Fentanyl laced marijuana.

The Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General Mike Morris calls the issue a "distraction" but admits the comments were made in error after the Vancouver Police Department and RCMP both denied the claims. The Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General Mike Morris has issued the following statement on the overdose crisis:

"I'd like to put a stop to the distraction from the deadly serious issue of our overdose crisis that has been taking place today, with regard to Premier Christy Clark's comments that we had a confirmed case of marijuana laced with fentanyl. "As we've all heard from the Vancouver Police Department, this was reported in error, and we've also heard from the RCMP that the reports out of Masset earlier this week are also not confirmed.

"With that now clear, let's move forward in our fight against this deadly drug.  We continue to warn the public that any and all drugs can be tainted with fentanyl, including marijuana.  We implore everyone to take this caution seriously as we are seeing an average of two people dying a day in this crisis in our province. Let's turn our focus back to saving lives."

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