Friday, July 29, 2005

Compromise improves chances of meth law passing

U. S. Senator Jim Talent's bill that would make anti-meth bills passed in states including Missouri and Oklahoma applicable across the nation cleared a hurdle Thursday after a compromise was reached saying that the bill would not affect the states' own efforts to fight the growing meth epidemic.
A criticism of Talent's bill, which was lodged by Sen. Tom Coburn of Oklahoma, is that it would weaken laws such as the one in place in his state because Talent had made too many concessions to the drug companies.
Under the compromise, the states would be allowed to keep laws in place, or pass laws that are even stricter than the one outlined in Talent's bill, which would restrict sales of cold medicines used to make methamphetamines.

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