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Maine can stand against the ‘smurfing’ fueling our meth problem

March 18, 2018, Cassandra Parsons and Amelia Arnold, Special to the Bangor Daily News

More often than not, problems in a democracy are best addressed through a combination of policy and community action. In 2017, following years of rising meth production in Maine, our lawmakers considered an overreaching and shortsighted proposal to require a prescription for pseudoephedrine.

As retailers and pharmacists on the front lines of this debate, we worked to defeat this proposal, as it would have been harmful to consumers. Ultimately, lawmakers decided that the rise in meth production would be best addressed through enforcing laws already in place and by our community working together to craft smart solutions.

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