Oregon Senate Approves Major Meth-Fighting Bill
Salem, Oregon - Legislation ramping up the fight against meth on a wide range of fronts passed the Oregon Senate July 30. The bill, HB 2485, focuses on effective means to regulate precursor drugs and requires a doctor's prescription to purchase any product with Pseudoephedrine, Ephedrine, or Phenylpropanolamine.
"This horrific drug is a tragedy to the environment, a tragedy to our communities, a tragedy to the people enslaved by it, and a tragedy to the children living in meth houses," said Senator Ginny Burdick (D - Portland) chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee and co-author of the bill.
The only thing that Ginny Burdick hates more than guns is cold pills. The cold pills are ruining this state. It's all the cold pills fault...
This is typical liberal logic that involves no accountability for people. The drug isn't the problem, the people using it are. And people aren't "enslaved" by it, they choose to smoke, snort, or shoot it into their veins. Obviously this is an addictive drug that users feel compelled to keep taking but that still doesn't negate the fact that they could choose to stop.
But many won't stop. They will do anything and everything to get their hands on this drug... inlcuding driving over a bridge to Vancouver to buy their cold pills!!! Gasp! A serious loophole in the "major meth fighting bill." Or, if the drug makers have email they could simply order from one of the many spam mails that advertise prescription drugs over the internet.
What this has accomplished is that when my kid is sick at 10:30pm I can't just go to Albertson's to pick them up a decongestant. That late at night I would have to use urgent care because the doctor's office is closed, but it probably wouldn't matter because the pharmacy is closed that late anyway.
And imagine a scenario where you have a really sick kid late at night and you do bother to go to the expense of getting a prescription from urgent care ($$$) and driving to a 24 hour pharmacy to fill it. Kids are contagious and so your other kid gets sick the following night. It is ILLEGAL for you to give him the cold pills you already have in your possession because they are a prescription drug!