Some Republicans were never sold on the concept of a safe injection site. Their belief was that it would make the problem worse and enable more drug use.
However, as more young people use alcohol and marijuana, they're also regarding those two substances as less dangerous.
Researchers are praising state efforts to combat the opioid epidemic, but they say more must be done to increase access to medication-assisted treatment, especially in rural areas.
Denver City Council passed a bill in November that opened the door to an injection site. Hancock's enthusiasm seemed to slow in a new interview.
Unlike previous sessions, Democrats can now propose and pass their own health care agenda.
The city attorney accused drug companies of “providing false and misleading information to doctors and patients about the safety of these drugs."
Colorado's new Democratic attorney general was sworn in on Tuesday.
Weiser will be the first Colorado attorney general in about a decade to belong to the same political party as the state's governor.
Denver’s move to host a supervised drug-use facility still needs approval from Colorado’s legislature before any action can be taken.
If approved through the Colorado legislature, a two-year pilot program would provide a safe place to inject illegal drugs. Trained professionals could prevent overdose deaths and the transfer of preventable diseases like hepatitis and HIV.