Old Drum

Commentary on Warrensburg, Johnson County and Missouri issues from a Libertarian perspective. View my earlier commentary at www.olddrum.net.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Prescription Sudafed

It appears the governor wants to make all us sinus sufferers get prescriptions for the most effective non-drowsy remedy. We're already treated like suspicious persons when we buy it at the pharmacy. I heard the Deputy Atty Gen on the radio talking about its effects the way they used to talk about marijuana ("Reefer Madness").

I wonder if anyone considered that meth labs & the property crime associated with obtaining ingredients would disappear if users could obtain the drug legally? Squeeze the balloon with restrictions in one state (or all states) would just drive up the costs for users & brewers, result in more property crime to get the money, and further enrich the bloody drug cartels/gangs who would step up & fill the demand.