We've been watching this one build over the last few days, because we could see what was coming.
And now it has come to it's logical, at least from a Clarklandian perspective, conclusion.
Emily Lazatin of CKNW has the story:
Could pot now be laced with fentanyl?
That’s the claim Premier Christy Clark is making, as she takes her pitch for more help in the opioid crisis to Ottawa.
Speaking to reporters today, Clark said the toxic narcotic had turned up in pot seized by Vancouver cops.
“Vancouver police did a major seizure, they found cocaine with fentanyl, heroin with fentanyl, methamphetamine with fentanyl and marijuana with fentanyl,” she said.
It’s a worrying claim, but it’s also one that’s news to Vancouver Coastal Health’s Chief Medical Health Officer Patricia Daly.
“I can only speak for what we know in the Vancouver Coastal Region, and we haven’t had any reports of fentanyl contamination of marijuana here at this point,” she said...
...In a statement to CKNW, Sgt. Brian Montague says the VPD has NOT seized any marijuana laced with fentanyl...
A real bonafide health crisis wherein concrete things could be done to start dealing with it right here and right now and the premier, instead of doing those things here and now, is just making stuff up to scare people?
Of course, this crap could (and likely will) turn up anywhere in the future....But the point is that Ms. Clark just made up the stuff about the Vancouver police, specifically, finding it in weed out of nowhere, for the cameras...So, if the proMedia lets her off the hook on this point down the line we will remember and scream at them (again).