A bill up for a hearing the Colorado Senate Thursday would require a prescription for drugs containing certain chemicals needed for meth production. Many of those products are already kept behind the counter and require a customer to ask for them, but this bill would further limit those drugs.
Oregon and Mississippi have already made those cold medicines prescription-only. Other states have rejected similar proposals after complaints the change would be too much of an inconvenience.
A fiscal analysis prepared for Colorado lawmakers said the change could cost $275,000 a year in lost sales taxes.