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SF supes OK purchase of potential drug consumption site

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The San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted 10-1 December 14 to spend $6.3 million to purchase a site in the Tenderloin that may be used as a supervised drug consumption facility.

As the Bay Area Reporter reported, Mayor London Breed's office had said November 16 that it is interested in opening a facility and that it had found just the place for it — a site, at the corner of Geary and Hyde streets, that consists of an 8,875 square foot building and an adjacent 2,186 square foot parcel.

Last week, the proposal to buy that property was approved by the supervisors' budget and finance committee. Supervised consumption sites — also called overdose prevention sites or supervised injection facilities — are places where drug users can consume

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