TESTING DRUGS FOR FENTANYL SHOULD BE ALLOWED AT QUEBEC MUSIC FESTIVALS GROUP SAYS

GRIP MONTREAL SAYS DRUG TESTING IS COMMON AT FESTIVALS IN EUROPE AND AUSTRALIA, BUT REMAINS CONTROVERSIAL IN QUEBEC.

TESTING DRUGS FOR FENTANYL SHOULD BE ALLOWED AT QUEBEC MUSIC FESTIVALS, GROUP SAYS

Fentanyl is 40 times stronger than heroin and more than 900 people died from fentanyl overdoses in British Columbia in 2016.
Given the potential presence of fentanyl in some recreational drugs, GRIP Montreal founder, Jean-Sebastien Fallu, said allowing testing may be a matter of life and death for some concert goers.
The non-profit group, known as GRIP Montreal, says the move is necessary given the increasing presence of fentanyl in the province.

A Quebec organization says drug analysis services should be introduced at music festivals around the province in order to minimize the risk of fentanyl overdoses and deaths. The non-profit group, known as GRIP Montreal,...

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