Voters Reject Measure Aimed At Fighting Meth

By: Posted by Chris Fisher
By: Posted by Chris Fisher

WELLINGTON, Kan. (AP) _ Voters in a southern Kansas community
have rejected a proposal to require prescriptions for cold and
allergy medicines containing a key ingredient in methamphetamine.

The Wellington Daily News reports (http://bit.ly/vnrsaB )
Tuesday's vote was 652-229 against the measure.

The proposal would have required consumers to get a prescription
for cold and allergy remedies containing the decongestant
pseudoephedrine. A Kansas law aimed at fighting meth production
already requires consumers to show identification and sign a log to
buy such medicines.

The Wellington City Council could still adopt an ordinance
making pseudoephedrine a prescription drug. But the Daily News
reports that such a step is unlikely, since the council sent the
proposal to voters in the first place.


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