Buying Jello? May I See Your “Extra Values” Card, Please?

October 30, 2009

A nationwide resurgence in illegal methamphetamine labs is prompting state and municipal lawmakers to consider copying an Oregon law requiring a prescription for many cold medicines, a restriction opposed by manufacturers.

Oregon in 2005 became the first state to require a doctor’s prescription for medications containing pseudoephedrine, which is used in about 40 cold and allergy medicines. Pseudoephedrine also is the primary ingredient for methamphetamine, a highly addictive stimulant.

The Wall Street Journal

Great idea guys. And while we’re at it let’s make everyone get prescriptions for sugar and yeast. After all, that’s all you need to make alcohol.

pillsAlcohol accounted for approximately 85,000 deaths in the US last year. Meth? Maybe 15,000, but that’s if you count all stimulants.

How about this? Let’s make everyone carry one of those stupid “frequent shopper” cards the grocery stores are always pushing. Then just pass a law that says you can’t buy shit from anywhere without presenting your card.