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Meth Makes You Do Stupid Things

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They arrested 49 Indian store clerks for unknowingly selling household items that could be used to make meth.

They inadvertently taught children how to make meth as part of a meth education class about why you shouldn't do exactly that.

Several states have created databases of meth offenders. So if you're trying not to buy meth, you'll know exactly who not to call.

They've built a "meth gun," which isn’t nearly as cool as it sounds.

They declared National Meth Awareness Day, so we can celebrate not doing meth. The planning was so intensive that the Attorney General forgot why he fired 9 U.S. Attorneys.

And just last month, they arrested a guy for possessing too much cold medicine because he could have used it to make meth, even though he didn't.

But, spectacularly absurd as they may be, these things really do not compare to this. From today's Des Moines Register:

Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Ia., said today that the illegal and highly addictive drug is being colored, flavored and packaged in ways to make it appealing to younger users.

He and Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., introduced a bill that would increase the penalties for those found to have manufactured, created or distributed an illegal drug that is flavored, colored or packaged to make it more appealing to people under 21.

Hopefully, the legislation will state specifically that the meth must be "packaged to make it more appealing to people under 21" thereby burdening prosecutors and judges with the arduous task of figuring out what the hell that means. Better yet, perhaps this proposal will collapse under the weight of its own stupidity. But I'm not holding my breath.

If you need some background on why candy-flavored meth isn't worth getting all tweaked out about, I've discussed it here.

Most notably, it's worth considering that the more candy you've got in your meth, the less meth you actually have. So Congress is basically attempting to encourage dealers to sell a stronger product.

Maybe there should also be higher penalties for selling the more potent and addictive candy-free meth. No wait, forget I said that.

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