Parents are now being prosecuted for killing their children with a drug that is not even a criminal offense for them to possess here in Jared Polis’s Colorado.
Polis and progressives don’t want deadly drugs like fentanyl criminalized.
We’re not sure why, except that it could make drug users feel bad and might intimidate non-users from trying it, getting addicted, becoming homeless, and employing an entire advocacy industry and the pharmaceutical company that manufactures NARCAN … but that’s just a wild guess.
No one has ever explained to our satisfaction why lawmakers like state Sen. Brittany Pettersen, who is running for Congress, and Polis, who is running for reelection, fought so hard this year to again keep fentanyl possession as a misdemeanor instead of a felony crime.
— Heidi Ganahl for CO Gov (@heidiganahl) October 3, 2022
It came as somewhat of a surprise this week when the Democrat enablers over at 9News actually reported that Fentanyl now kills more Coloradans than any other drugs, and that deaths among children are rising.
Very few kids died from fentanyl just a few years ago. In 2019, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) said four people under 18 years old died of a fentanyl overdose. In 2021, it jumped to 24. So far in 2022, CDPHE said at least 20 kids have died. That number could be higher because of a lag in death certificate data.
Children’s Hospital hands out Narcan to patients and families in case an overdose happens again. Doctors also try to connect young people to clinics to get help.
It’s beyond tragic.
Dr. Sam Wang, a medical toxicology physician at Children’s Hospital, told 9News without a hint of politics, that “Fentanyl is a big problem and we need to figure out a way to decrease its availability and use within all populations.”
Like, maybe making it a felony to possess before a child overdoses?
Or, maybe doing something about the rampant smuggling of the drug at our wide-open borders?
Something like that?