Supervised injection site blocked in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Plans to open a supervised injection site in Philadelphia have been blocked by a federal ruling.  A panel of three judges considered an application by non-profit organisation Safehouse and concluded that a supervised injection site would violate federal law. The judges cited a law that was passed in 1986 to address concerns about ‘crack houses’ and that made it a federal offence to open a property in which other people would use drugs. 

 Source: https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2021/01/14/956428659/in-philadelphia-judges-rule-against-opening-a-medical-site-to-safely-inject-hero