Potential Federal Law May Mirror Oklahoma Law on Meth
The pandemic spread of methamphetamine production and use has lead states across the nation to look to Oklahoma's pioneering effort in reducing the availability of the drug's precursors. Now the United State's legislature is considering the Oklahoma's meth law as a model for a new federal law. Okla. Stat. tit. 63, section 2-332.
Yesterday, Senator Evan Bayh of Indiana said that a federal law requiring that nonprescription cold medicines be kept behind pharmacy counters would be a major step toward fighting the spread of methamphetamine. Senator Bayh said the federal measure was modeled after an Oklahoma law, which has helped drive down meth lab seizures more than 80 percent. Bayh is among a dozen Republican and Democratic senators who have backed the proposal for tighter handling of medicines that contain pseudoephedrine, a principal ingredient used to make meth.
For more on the law look at my post of January 7th Oklahoma Meth Law Becomes a National Model.