Sorry, boys and girls, and no offense to local EMS, but that isn't "saving lives", it's thwarting Darwinism.
CT hasn't legalized pot, let alone synthetic pot laced with (probably) carfentanil.
But let's go more libertarian here.
They took the drugs, let them solve the problems afterwards. If that includes offering themselves as a sacrifice to Fate, so be it.
Otherwise, you're just incentivizing misbehavior, after robbing taxpayers to do it.
That's immoral, criminal, and evil, simultaneously.
If you've been reading me for a while, you've probably seen me rail about the massive cost that drug users soak law-abiding taxers for through their use of medical services, social services and various other civil costs. If people want to use drugs, that should not incur a cost on me or anyone else that doesn't wish to inject, snort, smoke or ingest a chemical substance that intoxicates them.
So multiple people overdose on synthetic weed laced with fentanyl. My response is "So?" Why should society bear the cost of their treatment? You want to know what would curb the massive use of drugs in America?
If more people were forced to deal with the consequences of their actions, instead of foisting the cost off on people who are trying to live their lives in an upright, moral manner, maybe little Johnny might decide that he doesn't want to be like that strange man who was laying in a gutter twitching with a needle in his arm. "Mommy, what's wrong with that man?" "Well Johnny, he wanted to get high, so he shot himself up with heroin laced with fentanyl, and now he's dying."
If you can talk about drug use and get people to avoid taking drugs, great. But I'm willing to bet that once people see their friends shuffle off this mortal coil by choking to death on their own vomit they might not be so inclined to buy that K2 or Spice from Shaniqua.
Side bonus - the loser that was selling the laced K2 was out on parole. I wonder how long he'd be hanging out at the park if family members of people who ODed decided to do a little baseball-bat drum solo on his kneecaps for selling their little darlings the crap that killed them?