Meth Wars: Just Say No...How Reagan WH & GOP killed best weapon in fight

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    So the Reagan Admin and the GOP controlled Congress that shilled (along with a few Dems) for Big Pharma killed off the best tool (proven to work in war against Quaaludes) in the US arsenal?

    For profits and donations? Winning is everything? Party over Nation?
     
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    You can walk down to Walgreen's and get everything you need to make meth. Do you realize how stupid you look claiming Reagan caused the meth epidemic because he didn't pursue a policy that would not work in the first place?
     
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    That's the problem. Given opportunities to regulate the sale and distribution of ephedrine an pseudoephedrine, administrations and legislatures equivocated, lied and rejected attempts to do so.
     
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    Really? Now that it is all but impossible to actually buy a perfectly legal drug because someone makes tins of money off of drug wars how is it helping anyone?
     
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    All but impossible? I buy pseuodephedrin about once a month.

    Now that it's become such a hot drug thanks to a very small cartel, they have of course found venues for illegally shipping ephedrin into the country.

    When they were buying it by the barrel from one of 9 worldwide suppliers, perhaps we should have taken steps to prevent the purchases or shipments?
     
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    Try buying a two month supply sometime.
     
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    I was surprised in the last 70s to discover that TEDRAL (Theophylline) was legally obtainable in New York.

    The fact is that a lot of over the counter meds are addictive and toxic.

    Meanwhile POT (which is neither addictive nor toxic) is treated as a CLASS A drug
     
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    and if you knew what you were yapping about you'd know the reason "You can walk down to Walgreen's and get everything you need to make meth" is because of what happened when regulation/laws were proposed.

    And I did not blame Reagan White House alone.

    too dumb to delve into the facts?

    :eusa_whistle:
     

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