This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet
Trade group brings anti-meth educational program to retailers in Missouri, where new law effective Aug. 28 limits sales of OTCs containing ephedrine, pseudoephedrine or PPA to three packages or 9 g total. CHPA posters and brochures sent to Missouri Retailers Association, Missouri Petroleum Marketers & Convenience Store Association and Retail Grocers Association of Greater Kansas City for distribution. Posters explain new law, warn retailers against attempting to detain methamphetamine abusers. Program is similar to one recently launched in Arkansas (1"The Tan Sheet" Aug. 20, In Brief)
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