Capitol Hill Conversation: Haslam Wants Popular Cold Meds Out of Reach for Meth-Makers

Jan 21, 2014

  The Tennessee Governor wants to crack down on meth production by making pseudoephedrine harder to get.

Last week, the Tennessee General assembly kicked off with a discussion not about the budget or education, but about cold medicine. More specifically, a key ingredient in certain cold medicines: pseudoephedrine. It’s also the main ingredient in meth, which is cooked up in illegal meth labs across the state. That’s why Governor Bill Haslam wants to make it harder for people to buy large amounts of cold medicine containing pseudoephedrine.

In this week’s Capitol Hill Conversation from WLPN in Nashville, Bradley George talks through the Governor’s proposals with Andrea Zelinski, a writer for the Nashville Post and Nashville Scene.