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Canada Court Rejects Government Move To Shut Drug Shooting Facility

The Canadian Supreme Court has rejected a government attempt to shut down North America's only legal drug-injection facility.

The facility, located in the city of Vancouver, is promoted by its founders as a safe, humane place for drug abusers.

The Conservative government says the facility promotes drug abuse.

The court's ruling could open the way to other such sites in Canada.

compiled from agency reports