I've got a cold today, so I went to the local CVS store next to my office to buy some cold medicine. Boy was I in for a shock when they carded me at the register!
For those who do not know, Pseudoephedrine is now a controlled substance! It can be used in meth labs to make amphetamines.
Even so, I was quite surprised when the cashier pulled out a large log book and proceeded to enter me into it.
Suddenly, I feel like a criminal.
What happens if someone has a large (and sick) family and they want to buy a few boxes of cold medicine? Will they get blacklisted and turned away from the drug store?
Many years from now, will this purchase of cold medicine come back to haunt me?
What happens if I drink some Nyquil and then have to have a drug screening test the next day at work, will I get a false positive due to the ingredients in Nyquil?
I asked the cashier what would have happened if I didn't have my drivers license with me...
"So, if I didn't have my drivers license.."
"Then I wouldn't sell it to you..."
"What if I don't drive?"
"Then you need a state ID card."
"What if I don't have a state ID card?"
"Then you can't buy it..."
Round and round we went...
Afterwards I did some digging and found this: sHB 5476 AN ACT CONTROLLING THE SALE OF METHAMPHETAMINE. and H.B. No. 5476 (RAISED) An Act Controlling the Sale of Methamphetamine which contains more information.
The funny thing is... I see references to the drugs having to be behind the counter but I can't find anything about checking ID cards or keeping a log of purchases.
I've spent a considerable amount of time searching the State of CT website for a full text of the bill and nothing talks about a log book being kept...
Can someone help me out here? Or is this just something CVS is doing?