CREATED Jun. 27, 2013
A member of Springfield City Council wants to send a bill requiring a prescription for pseudoephedrine products to the ballot.
Councilman Doug Burlison says voters have been telling him that it would make it hard on innocent folks that suffer from allergies.
"It certainly seem like a lot of Springfield residents agree with that viewpoint," Burlison told KTTS News, "I believe if it did go to the poles it would be soundly defeated".
Burlison Announcing Amendment To Send To Voters
In a release ahead of today's press conference Burlison said, “The Springfield City Council is marching down the wrong path, a prescription mandate for pseudoephedrine would only add to the list of prohibitive policies that punish law-abiding citizens as opposed to the meth criminals who exist today."
"Worse, this policy would unduly burden hard-working families who depend on medicines containing pseudoephedrine to treat their cold and allergy symptoms.”
The bill aimed at cutting down on meth labs is currently tabled until mid-July.