Voters in a southern Kansas community are deciding whether to require prescriptions for a decongestant that's also a main ingredient in methamphetamine.
State law currently allows consumers to buy pseudoephedrine by showing identification and filling out a log. But Dr. Larry Anderson petitioned the city of Wellington to adopt an ordinance making the decongestant a prescription medicine. The question was on the ballot for a special election Tuesday.
Anderson told KSNW-TV that in the absence of a tougher state law, Kansas communities need to do what they can to fight the production of meth. Anderson says approval of the Wellington proposal would send a message to state lawmakers to follow suit.