Family of two fatal overdose victims says opioid crisis only getting worse
Vancouver, BC, Canada / News Talk 980 CKNW | Vancouver's News. Vancouver's Talk
Matt Lee, January 2, 2017
With at least 755 illicit drug overdose deaths in 2016, a family that experienced two of them is out with a sobering prediction.
The Jansen family says the crisis will continue to worsen.
Nicholas Jansen saw his brother and girlfriend die from fatal drug overdoses in a five month span last year.
Jansen, who started the Brandon Jansen Foundation with his mother in memory of his brother, says the provincial government is spending money on the crisis in the wrong places.
“When Christy Clark comes out and says that they’re spending money to help the crisis, I believe it’s just lip service. I believe she’s saying it because of my mother who’s putting heat on the government. This ‘Know Your Source’ campaign, all these other campaigns that have posters and awareness out there… That is so minuscule.”
Jansen says what’s needed is funding for treatment beds, a call that was echoed by Vancouver officials last month.
For it’s part last September, the province announced $10-million dollars towards an addiction treatment research and training center and joint task force.
This March will mark the dreaded one-year anniversary of Brandon Jansen’s death from a fentanyl overdose. Five months later, his brother Nicholas lost his girlfriend Gwyn Staddon too.
Despite going to schools to spread awareness about fentanyl’s lethal nature, Nicholas Jansen says the problem won’t go away in 2017 because the provincial government isn’t doing more.
“I have not once heard one of their people say ‘we’re going to open up some treatment centres’ or ‘we’re going to open some emergency beds for detox patients’. What have they done so far? Posters.” Jansen says until more treatment beds are opened, people like his brother and girlfriend will continue to die."
Pulitzer Prize winning investigative journalist, Gary Webb, taught me all I need to know about drug running. His basic lesson, which he paid for with his life...is that the organization and control needed to spread these drugs effectively and reap the financial rewards cannot be done without the acquiescence and connivance of some very powerful entities in government, security agencies/policing and corporate pharmaceutical companies. It just can't happen. So, knowing that...I put my thinking cap on and raised my intellectual antenna to see if I could connect the dots on this one. Well...it was many months (Gwyn died last summer in the washroom of a Starbucks that I used to frequent before I began to boycott the Zionist Starbucks) before the lightbulb went on over my head.
I was at a recent holiday gathering and we were discussing the accident of a friend of ours. This friend was in the habit of smoking marijuana out in his woodshed/garage. Just before the holidays...he was enjoying his usual toke...when he blacked out...twice. Then, attempting to climb the deck stairway to his home...he blacked out again and suffered a nasty fall on the stairway...leading to a concussion, him needing stitches for a gash to his head and face and generally catapulting him from excellent health into a shadow of his former self. He did not attend the gathering.
One of the individuals I was talking with about the accident told me that she only bought her "medical marijuana" from the local pharmacy...as that was the only way she could ensure that it would not be laced with additives...including fentanyl. "Fentanyl?!" I asked..."They're putting fentanyl in marijuana?!!!"
"Sure." she replied. "They're putting it in everything."
It was then that, like a flash of lightning...it all became clear. The usual perps are spreading fentanyl around "liberally" in order to kill enough people to make the population terrified of it...it's a campaign of pharmaceutical terror. Then...after the population has become terrified of it...they lace marijuana sold on the street with fentanyl...to ward the population off "street marijuana". This creates an association in the mind of the public between street marijuana and fentanyl. The word goes out that you MUST buy your "medical" marijuana from a licensed pharmacy....or you risk death. "Know Your Source".
This is all a prelude to the introduction of legal marijuana. They are setting up the population to be terrified of "illegal" marijuana...marijuana being one of the easiest drugs to grow on your own. People will still "grow their own" marijuana. But there will no longer be individual drug dealers who grow marijuana to sell on the streets. They are being pre-emptively put out of business.
The corporate drug companies can then reap all the profits anticipated once marijuana becomes legalized. The massive epidemic of fentanyl overdose deaths will be long forgotten in the nirvana era of legalized marijuana. It's how they work.
NOTE: I want to state here that I do not agree with the legalization of marijuana...or the pushing of it as a "harmless" drug. During my years as a frontline social worker in child protection...I saw way too many young lives being rendered useless by marijuana addiction...not to mention "drug induced schizophrenia". It is a mystery to me how...the public is warned against the damage done to the lungs by cigarette smoking...but smoking marijuana apparently does NO harm to the lungs? Helllllloooooo?