Sunday, July 31, 2005

The war against allergy sufferers

I'm so sick of states restricting access to things like Sudafed thinking it'll help cure methamphetamine use.

We did it here in Oklahoma. Now, in order to get Sudafed, you have to go to a pharmacy, give them all kinds of personal information, and there are restrictions on how much you can get at one time.

Or, you could drive two hours north to Kansas and pick some up.

Yeah, that's reeeeally going to stop the meth trade.

Just the other week, there was a meth lab bust next door to my apartment. This was MONTHS after that law went into effect.

All that this law does is make it more difficult for allergy sufferers to get relief!

Now Oregon is about to pass a law forcing people to get a PRESCRIPTION for Sudafed. Yeah. To get Sudafed, you'll now have to spend money at the doctor.

Or drive to Washington and pick some up.

Look, until we can have a national standard for Sudafed distribution, this just isn't going to work. And it's not going to work anyway because the war on drugs in general is a giant failure. Meth users are always going to find a way to get what they need. It's a fact. So stop inconveniencing those of us who are just trying to stop the sniffles and let's focus on fixing the real causes of drug addiction: poverty, disenfranchisement, lack of education, lack of job opportunities.