WayHome Music and Arts Festival is this weekend, and has said it’s changed its previous policy after hearing concerns from those who planned to attend.
WayHome’s previous policy didn’t allow attendees to bring their own naloxone-containing syringes at all. Instead, organizers said medical staff on site would be the only people with the antidote.
Naloxone is an antidote to the powerful opioid fentanyl, a drug responsible for a growing number of overdose-related deaths and is sometimes found mixed with other drugs like cocaine.
With the change in rules, attendees will now be able to trade their naloxone kits for Narcan, a nasal spray version of the antidote.
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