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California Bans Cough Syrup. "Good Law Making", or "More Useless Government Meddling"?

StupidGreedyRightWingButtKisser 2011/12/29 12:59:02
This is good law making.
This is more useless government meddling.
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California pharmacies will have to cough up $250 if they're caught selling cough syrup to minors starting January 1st.

Is this good law making or just more useless government meddling?
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  • Archer ~ The Limit Break of... 2011/12/29 15:10:57
    This is good law making.
    Archer ~ The Limit Break of PHAET
    +18
    This is disingenuous. The ban isn't on cough syrup, it's on kids being able to buy it. And I personally do not believe kids should be able to buy cough syrup, anyway - their parents or guardians should be making that purchase.

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  • The Pot... jubil8 ... 2011/12/31 15:32:15
    The Potato Princess
    +2
    I'm fifteen and I don't shop on my own. I know I'm not every case, but I'm just saying because your experience isn't every case either...
  • Michaelene 2011/12/29 15:08:01
    This is more useless government meddling.
    Michaelene
    +4
    Are you kidding me? Now I can't send my kids to pick up my medicine when I am sick?
    Fine your way into oblivion California, haven't you lost enough sane people yet?
  • jubil8 ... Michaelene 2011/12/29 19:47:55
    jubil8 BN-0 PON
    +1
    My reaction exactly, Michaelene.
  • Michaelene jubil8 ... 2011/12/31 14:44:05
    Michaelene
    +2
    Just because a few idiots do not watch over their children, all are punished?
    My husband went to school with a Nyquil addict 30 yrs ago, this is not new.
  • jubil8 ... Michaelene 2011/12/31 17:18:09
    jubil8 BN-0 PON
    +2
    Typical example of a law that goes the wrong way.
  • Chris - The Rowdy One! #187 2011/12/29 15:07:53
  • santanasmooth 2011/12/29 14:54:15
    This is more useless government meddling.
    santanasmooth
  • Racefish 2011/12/29 14:54:03
    This is more useless government meddling.
    Racefish
    +3
    I guess the Libs in Cali just like to pass idiotic laws.
  • JCD aka... Racefish 2011/12/29 16:24:09
    JCD aka "biz"
    Clearly you haven't tried to understand why California no longer wants kids to buy the "poor man's PCP".
  • Racefish JCD aka... 2011/12/29 16:47:55
    Racefish
    +1
    Just don't sell it to them then. Why don't the pharmacies and grocers get together and handle the problem themselves without the need of a law?
  • Meako Racefish 2011/12/29 16:45:40
    Meako
    +1
    I go to school in the south but I live in California. Cough Syrup is a huge problem, kids are buying it and getting high. There have been numerous deaths due to over the counter cough syrup bought by minors. The parents can purchase the cough syrup for themselves or their child if needed.. Its just like alcohol...
  • Meako 2011/12/29 14:36:27
    This is good law making.
    Meako
    +4
    Minors are using the cough syrup to get high.. Just like selling liquor to a minor. Its really not that big a deal.
  • Michaelene Meako 2011/12/29 15:08:52
    Michaelene
    Fine their parents for not doing their job.
  • JCD aka... Michaelene 2011/12/29 16:16:55
    JCD aka "biz"
    Not all parents are unemployed, or wealthy parasites. So they cannot watch their kids 24/7.
    Do you have kids? Were you ever a kid?
  • Michaelene JCD aka... 2011/12/29 16:19:15
    Michaelene
    +1
    lmao, I've never had a problem watching my kids and all of their friends too
  • Meako Michaelene 2011/12/29 16:40:28
    Meako
    +1
    Well you are one of the blessed ones, but some parents work one and two jobs. If a child needs cough syrup then the parents can buy it.
  • Michaelene Meako 2011/12/29 16:48:32
    Michaelene
    +1
    Yes, some parents like me work two jobs and go to school and make our number one priority to raise our children right.
  • Meako Michaelene 2011/12/29 17:08:32
    Meako
    +1
    Whats the big deal? If your child needs cough syrup then the proper thing to do is buy it for them. You know what is best for your child. Its the same with alcohol minors should not be buying it. Children are dying from over dosing on over the counter cough syrup, this was the right call. I have seen this happen first hand.
  • Michaelene Meako 2011/12/29 17:26:14
    Michaelene
    This is not a new thing, it's been going on for decades. I'd like to see the numbers of children OD'ing on cough syrup that were used to justify the law.
    My reponse to this question was that my children can not go to the store to pick up medicine for my illness.
    California is on it's way down because of rediculous laws like this.
    Parents need to be held responsible for their children.
  • Meako Michaelene 2011/12/29 20:51:11
    Meako
    +1
    "Parents need to be held responsible for their children."

    You are correct. So buy the cough syrup yourself. I appreciate California not ignoring that we have a huge problem. I remember kids walking around with bottles of cough syrup in their bags taking the labels off and drinking huge amounts during passing period.
  • Michaelene Meako 2011/12/31 14:49:32
    Michaelene
    A small amount of kids do this, not the majority.
    I am sick and tired of teens being stereotyped. Teens are followed in stores as if all teens will steal, they are stopped by cops for nothing at all just because of their age.
    I have taken custody of several teens whose parents have failed them. They did not use their upbringing as a crutch to do drugs or steal or commit other crimes.
    Punish all for the acts of the few? No!
  • Meako Michaelene 2012/01/01 03:04:48
    Meako
    Having your parents buy cough syrup is not a punishment....
  • Michaelene Meako 2012/01/03 16:59:17
    Michaelene
    Who will buy cough syrup for the sick kids whose parents don't care? Will it be you?
  • Meako Michaelene 2012/01/03 17:52:07
    Meako
    Im sure another adult can be found. Its the law here in California so this argument is null and void, get over it...
  • Michaelene Meako 2012/01/03 18:47:52
    Michaelene
    Like I said earlier, California is losing not only it's sane voters but also it's business community.
    I say good for the rest of us, the whole country wants nothing to do with CA and the loons running it. It's the laughing stock of the country.
  • Meako Michaelene 2012/01/03 22:01:55
    Meako
    If this law saves one life of a child, then it is all worth it...
  • Meako Michaelene 2011/12/29 16:39:29
    Meako
    +2
    Parents have nothing to do with it. Children are away from their parents most of the day. Its the same with alcohol. If children need cough syrup then have the PARENTS buy it. This really is very simple
  • Michaelene Meako 2011/12/29 16:49:17
    Michaelene
    It is easier than ever to monitor your children thanks to the internet.
  • Meako Michaelene 2011/12/29 17:09:08
    Meako
    Some dont have the internet. Consider yourself blessed.
  • Michaelene Meako 2011/12/29 17:27:51
    Michaelene
    Really? Schools have the internet, libraries have the internet. Parents who dont teach their children to go to a library do not value education in the first place.
  • Meako Michaelene 2011/12/29 20:52:43
    Meako
    +1
    lolol.. and Kids dont always put everything in the internet. It was the internet that taught the kids how to extract the DMX out of cough syrup and put it in pill form. But like I said before, just buy the cough syrup yourself and avoid everything... period, very simple....
  • JCD aka... Meako 2011/12/29 22:08:08
    JCD aka "biz"
    +1
    Thanks for the info. I didn't know.
  • Michaelene Meako 2011/12/31 14:51:30
    Michaelene
    When no one is watching, they sure do put it all out there. Just like your example of kids walking around school swigging from bottles, no repercussions, no hiding.
  • JCD aka "biz" 2011/12/29 14:13:13
    This is good law making.
    JCD aka "biz"
    +3
    The drug is sometimes known as "the poor man's PCP".
  • Flowers 2011/12/29 14:12:17
    This is more useless government meddling.
    Flowers
    +2
    if people would stop trying to get high on everything they can get their hands on.... who the hell thought it would be a good idea to overdose on cough syrup?? Legalize marijuana already, these idiotic things would slowly decrease.
  • Rebecca Flowers 2011/12/29 14:19:15
    Rebecca
    +1
    Isn't that just substituting another crutch for a crutch?
  • Flowers Rebecca 2011/12/29 14:27:18
    Flowers
    +3
    cough syrup, and all the other man made drugs like meth, are chemicals put together to create a specific reaction, and that reaction causes a chemical reaction in our bodies. Marijuana is a natural plant, with natural reactions in our brains. People have physical issues, or mental ones, and THAT is the reason they try and get high. We as a society probably will never find a way to eliminate that need in every single human being, so we should look to solutions without damaging our bodies in the process. If marijuana wasn't blocked by the federal government, people would have the option to choose. I see what you are saying about it being a crutch, but I don't think we should be forced to suffer with our ailments if there is a natural remedy :)
  • Rebecca Flowers 2011/12/29 18:31:39
    Rebecca
    I sort of see what you're saying, but if you're going to argue the natural remedy, then tell me what you think about peyote and it's uses for ailments. The problem I see is that people don't care if it's natural or not, it is a crutch and will be used as such. Why make it easier to get? Lord, they've even had to watch/ban selling of ingredients that make meth and they are everyday items. What does that tell you about our society?
  • StupidG... Rebecca 2011/12/29 19:39:32
    StupidGreedyRightWingButtKisser
    +1
    It tells me that people have a real problem with anyone being high, so much so that every time someone figures out a new way to get high the government wants to ban it, unless it's alcohol, and they'd ban that too if not for so many people who enjoy getting high on alcohol.
  • Rebecca StupidG... 2011/12/29 21:02:08
    Rebecca
    I have a REAL problem when anyone gets hurt because of someone who is high.

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