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Posted February 14. 2018 11:47AM

PewTrusts.org: Why police backing is key to needle exchanges

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Used drug paraphernalia collected from Keene parks. (Meghan Pierce/File)

A dozen states — Florida, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Montana, New Hampshire, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Tennessee, Utah and Virginia — enacted laws in 2016 and 2017 that protect the employees and clients of syringe exchanges from existing state drug paraphernalia laws that otherwise could be used to prosecute them for possessing a syringe, according to Raymond.