Skip to comments.New cold medicine law goes into effect in NC [Register your Sudafed!]
Posted on 01/16/2006 7:50:48 AM PST by TaxRelief
WAKE FOREST, N.C. --North Carolina started enforcing its new law intended to stop the spread of methamphetamine labs on Sunday.
Since 1999 the number of meth labs in the state has skyrocketed. Then the State Bureau of Investigation busted nine labs; in 2005 they discovered 328 of them.
As of Jan. 15 you must be at least 18, show photo ID and sign a log if you want to by over-the-counter cold medicines such as Sudafed and Tylenol Cold. Both medicines contain either pseudoephedrine or ephedrine, which are key ingredients used to make meth.
Under the new law you can only buy two packages of cold medicine containing pseudoephedrine or ephedrine at a time, and only three packages in a 30-day period.
Comment 2: Today Sudafed; tomorrow baking soda? What is the legal precedent for requiring signatures for purchase of any product?
Comment 3: What is the legal precedent for limiting the quantity you can buy of ANY product? Will ammo be limited next? Cigarettes?
Jeez. We sometimes have 6 or 7 people in our family using Sudafed or equivalent allergy products. Are we going to have to go out of state? Does this affect children's liquids, or only tablets?
Thank goodness peyote grows wild around here. :)
Bought a prescription lately?
"What is the legal precedent for limiting the quantity you can buy of ANY product? Will ammo be limited next? Cigarettes?"
These types of restrictions are GOOD for you. So, liberals are 100% behind them. See, we've got to protect people from themselves. The nanny state. Ban cigarettes, guns, and anything else that can hurt you!
Oh, but listen in to conversations that Osama's friends have? Oh, now that's BAD. That's infringing on rights!
Good Lord, how can those people get it so backwards. If you're going to buy something you can hurt yourself with, and you do... well, maybe that part of the gene pool needed some chlorination.
They have to get a handle on this meth stuff! Its the same way here in Georgia, they are busting labs all over the place. It reminds me of the moonshine days where you couldn't buy large amounts of sugar at one time.
Most places just limit what you can buy. Buying a bottle of NyQuil is no problem. Buying it by the case is where you run into problems. Even so, I'm not so sure that it solves the problem. I'm betting that there are a lot of grocery store and convenience store owners, and wholesalers, that make a lot of money selling to meth dealers out the back door. Is the distributor going to know if it's going on? Business is good, a lot of people have colds and the flu, move along. Through the summer, it's allergy season. In the fall, a lot of people are allergic to mold.
"Thank goodness peyote grows wild around here. :)"
Is peyote controlled? What's the active ingredient? Do you seriously use it? I'm just curious.
its a good law they passed it here in alabama and the labs literally disappeared now if we can just stop the mexicans from bringing in from mexico
These laws are getting ridiculous.
In Oklahoma, you can only buy those at a pharmacy/drug store.
Arkansas Walmart only sells them at the pharmacy window. The Superstore is 24/7. The pharmacy isn't.
The idiots making these laws are probably some of the same idiots who are trying to make vitamins and herbals available only by prescription.
With the national increase in peoples' weight, soon they will be regulating the number of t-spoons of sugar one can buy on any single trip to the grocery store.
I'm just funnin' with CD. We have a NM vs. NC for silliness thing going.
I'm a beer and scotch man. :)
My wife really objects to this.... I have allergies and i take pseudofed and Benedryl.
But to me it seems like a better choice than making them prescription only which is the other thing you do when a drug is abusable..
80+% of the meth and/or ingredients come up from Mexico, mostly through illegal aliens.
Yet, virtually every state is focusing on over-the-counter cold medicines. Oh, and also iodine sold at feed stores.
My state has lead the country most years in Meth labs busted. Cold and allergy medicines are now kept behind the cash register in most stores and you can buy no more than two packages at a time.
How 'bout those illegal aliens?
In Texas all of these meds are now behind the counter.
A card that looks like the product is on the shelf and you take it to the counter in exchange for the actual product.
I'm toast if they do that..............I make jelly and buying 30 pounds of sugar at a clip is not unusual for me.
There was a GBI officer in the office last friday and he was telling me that they are makeing it in Mexico and bringing it in here now. He said it was more powerfull than the "homemade" stuff.
This is the law in Texas, too.
Have to go to the pharmacy to get 2 boxes of the real stuff.
I say let the junkies die. I don't care.
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