Illegal drug users could soon find a safe place to consume drugs and receive treatment

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GLASGOW, SCOTLAND – SEPTEMBER 25: A drug user prepares heroin before injecting, inside of a Safe Consumption van set up by Peter Krykant on September 25, 2020 in Glasgow, Scotland. Peter a recovering heroin addict and former drugs worker, has set up the drug consumption van where addicts can inject safely and take drugs under supervision. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

State Rep. La Shawn Ford (D-Chicago) joins Steve Bertrand on Chicago’s Afternoon News to discuss his proposed legislation that would make Illinois the first state in the U.S. to create safe consumption rooms — also referred to as supervised injection facilities.

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