Regarding the letter, Why should we pay? (Penticton Western News, Dec. 21) — I can think of one good reason why taxpayers should pay to ameliorate the fentanyl crisis: It’s all the government’s (and taxpayers’) fault.
It is precisely because the federal government decided years ago to ban the use and distribution of certain recreational drugs that drug users today are forced to purchase unsafe drugs.
Solution? Legalize all recreational drugs and not just those the politicians use.