Surely we can do better, and the Legislature should pass measures that make our blocking system stop and catch more criminals.
But I firmly reject the notion that rising meth lab numbers means we need to pass legislation that affects all Hoosiers.
A prescription requirement, for instance, would make basic health care more expensive for thousands of law-abiding citizens as well as contribute to lost productivity for businesses and decreased tax revenues for the state as a whole.
With the spring allergy season already upon us, we don’t need to be making it more difficult for families to get the basic medicines they depend on.
There’s no question that we have a lot of work to do to end the meth problem, but let’s adopt smart policies, not extreme measures.