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    Britain's first ever city centre recreational drug testing facility opens in Bristol
    Allegra Stratton
    ITV
    May 14th, 2018

    The UK's first ever drug safety testing facility has opened following successful pilots at several British music festivals.

    The pop-up lab, which was set up this weekend in Bristol, is able to test the strength and quality of drugs provided to it by users.

    The new scheme, which is supported by police and the council, follows other European countries, where drugs can be tested anonymously without fear of prosecution.

    Along with testing the safety of drugs, the scheme, which is run by charity The Loop, gives users 15 minutes of drug counselling, where they are provided with information relating the safety of recreational drugs.

    At Boomtown festival, where the scheme has been tested in the past, 20% of those who tested drugs decided not to take them at all and 50% said they would reconsider their drug taking.
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    cue grieving parent morality stance

    every single time

    your daugther died (sad obviously) so to deny people the right to test for dodgy cuts that could save someone is the right way forward?

    i'm getting a lot of bitter vibes off this attitude, mine paid for it so should yours type thing
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    Yeah. You gotta love how people who say shit like "illegal drugs are bad cause you have no idea what you're taking". Will often also be the people who oppose testing the drugs because they want to keep it that way.

    It's artifical problems. The problems don't exist naturally, they exist because of society creating them.
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    This is great news. HR FTW
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    Wait a minute logic prevailing.. is this true. Now I'm dumfounded.
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    so much cynicism, people! let's celebrate little victories of sanity!
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    Wow, this is fantastic!
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