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The futile drug war

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Arkansas politicians have steadily been banging the meth drum for political points -- none more assiduously than Attorney General Dustin McDaniel. Now, believe it or not, there's a state registry for purchasers of cold medicine. I don't know why they don't take it to the next step -- as with sex offenders -- and put it on a database linked to Google map. Then you can pinpoint the Sudafed users who might live next door to you.

In touting the wonders of cold pill tracking, McDaniel yesterday touted the reduction in meth labs in Arkansas. I didn't see any figures about meth usage, however. The market being what it is, it might be that the efficiencies of high production of quality dope in Mexico has supplanted the need for amateur cookers in Arkansas.

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