Oregon Law Would Make Cigarettes Prescription-Only: Good Law?
Fef 2013/01/24 18:00:00
Rep. Mitch Greenlick, from Portland, Oregon, introduced a bill in the state's legislature to classify cigarettes as a Schedule III controlled substance. The bill states:
Directs State Board of Pharmacy to adopt rules making nicotine Schedule III controlled substance. Provides for phase-in of penalties by board. Creates crime of unlawful possession of nicotine, effective until rules adopted. Punishes by maximum of one year's imprisonment, $6,250 fine, or both. Creates crime of unlawful distribution of nicotine, effective until rules adopted. Punishes by maximum of one year's imprisonment, $6,250 fine, or both.
If Rep. Mitch Greenlick has his way, possessing cigarettes without a prescription could cost you up to a year in prison or a $6,250 fine.
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