How far is too far?
I've never been a fan of the drug war. More domestic atrocities have been done in its name than about any other horrid, government-caused program or movement. Eventually prohibition ended, Asians were released from internment camps, slaves were freed, the Indians got their casino licenses, black people used as medical guinea pigs got some reparations, and so on. All of these are still shameful episodes in our history, but at least they're over.
The drug war just continues to metastasize.
The latest development is that pseudoephedrine (Sudafed) is now a controlled substance, not because of its inherent properties, but because you can make methamphetamine using it as one of the ingredients.
As of Sept., you're gonna have to register with the FBI via your drugstore to get it.
Folks, it's a freakin' antihistamine. And a good one. But now, it's illegal just because you can turn it in to something illegal.
I just keep marveling at how stupid things continue to get due to the drug war. Hell, even pacifiers are now suspect because meth users use them to guard against grinding their teeth.
How come dirt isn't illegal? It can be used to grow all sorts of drugs, you know.