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Thursday, January 24, 2013

Bill proposed to make cigarettes prescription-only drugs

If you're a regular smoker, you may want to keep an eye on a new bill in the Oregon Legislature.

Rep. Mitch Greenlick, from Portland, is sponsoring a bill that makes cigarettes a Schedule III controlled substance, meaning it would be illegal to possess or distribute cigarettes without a doctor's prescription.

Under the proposal, offenders would face maximum punishments of one year in prison, a $6,250 fine or both.

Other drugs and substances that are considered Schedule III controlled substances are ketamine, lysergic acid and anabolic steroids.

"The State Board of Pharmacy may adopt rules placing requirements and limitations on the sale or transfer of products containing nicotine," the bill's text says. Video!


Anonymous said...

Limits on sales? I can see that changing when the cig tax money falls short to fund kids healthcare.


QCMediaGhost said...

Do you really believe the liberals, who are organismic over Roe v. Wade's 40th anniversary, really give a crap about children?