Seattle has a really bad heroin and homeless problem and has for years. Now city advocates say soon the homeless will be able to get free supervised heroin at places called "safe drug sites". Reports say Mayor Ed Murray is interested in the idea. He says “In the late ’80s/early ’90s,”“when needle exchange was considered a very controversial idea, handing out needles to people so they could inject seemed wrong to so many people at the time.” He went on to say “I absolutely would be very interested in exploring it.”

Shilo Murphy the executive director of the People’s Harm Reduction Alliance said “This will happen,” “The time is now . . . Get on the bandwagon, or get the fuck out of our way.” Murphy hopes the center would be open in a year or two. He also says “When we have this many folks on the street injecting,”“rising overdose rates—it’s time for action, not for 10 years of negotiation.”