Most likely one more example of overkill trying to add to your resume and justify getting paid for a job that most likely should be eliminated. Meth use, abuse and production are blight on the state of Tennessee, and something has done about it. It is impossible to buy allergy, cold, flu, or asthma medication without standing in line, being limited on what you can buy, showing an ID and signing a log book. Now they want to restrict it even more. Come on. Find something better to do. Help the people losing their jobs, losing their houses, that have no medical coverage, abused children. Really this is the biggest problem to work on, trying to stop drug users from using drugs. Haven’t we been fighting this battle for a hundred years now and are there less drug users or more? Do what China did with opium users. Give them a years to get off the drugs and after that you will be killed if caught using it. China solved its drug problem and if drug users are such a blight then killing them off is for the benefit for the greater good.
Exactly my point, these drug users are not causing issues on a large scale but the other problems i mentioned are. Spend your time and money on solving those issues. Drug users typically end up dying anyway don’t they?
New legislation proposed last month by Gov. Bill Haslam aims to limit access to pseudoephedrine or ephedrine products. Key ingredients in the manufacture of cold, allergy, and asthma medications.
The Tennessee Anti-Meth Production (TAMP) Act would limit the amount of pseudoephedrine or ephedrine in products that a consumer can purchase to 2.4 grams in a 30-day period, down from the current 9 grams per 30 days. If the consumer wants to purchase additional products, a pharmacist may “override” the system to allow the consumer to purchase an additional 2.4 grams, for a total of 4.8 grams in that same 30-day period. Under all circumstances, including a pharmacist’s “override,” anything above 4.8 grams in a 30-day period would require a prescription under the proposal. Once again now you have to go to doctor, pay a office visit, get permission to buy a cold medicine. Really! Stop punishing good people for the acts of the bad.
2.4 grams is not enough, especially for ephedrine hcl. For example just 1 box of Ephedrine Plus is .6 grams of ephedrine. So one would have to go to store every 6 days to buy allergy medicine. What a pain that would be.
According to the National Precursor Log Exchange (NPLEx) data, over 1 million people bought cold remedies in 2012, and the average Tennessee consumer bought 4.8 grams for the entire year. You are not making much meth with that. Which is the point if very few people are buying more than 4.8, why do we need another law on the books. It wastes tax payer money and law makers time.
As Gov. Haslam said when he introduced the legislation, meth production is dangerous, threatens the safety of Tennesseans and destroys families. This bill is aimed at fighting the production of meth while balancing access to effective medicines for the majority of Tennesseans who use them in the right way. What all of this means is that for the majority of Tennesseans. More regulation!
This proposal would effectively give Tennessee the lowest state limit in the United States. Two states, Oregon and Mississippi, require a prescription for all pseudoephedrine or ephedrine products. The current lowest state limits are in Alaska and Minnesota, which limit the amount of pseudoephedrine or ephedrine that a person can buy to 6 grams per 30 days. The current limits in other states that neighbor Tennessee range from 7.2 to 9 grams per 30-day period which is reasonable and it is not enough to make much meth with.