LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has signed legislation to prohibit the sale of an over-the-counter cough suppressant to minors unless they have a prescription.
The restriction on dextromethorphan will take effect next July. Dextromethorphan, or DXM, is found in many cough and cold medicines but has been abused by teenagers seeking a hallucinogenic high.READ MORE: Duggan, Adams Advance From Detroit Mayoral Primary
Retailers selling the over-the-counter drug will be required to ask for ID unless a customer appears to be at least 25 years old.READ MORE: Whitmer Declares Emergency For Detroit Suburbs After Storms
People who sell DXM-containing products to youth under age 18 and minors who buy them will face civil fines.
Whitmer signed the bill Thursday.MORE NEWS: Whitmer Recommends Mask Rules For School Districts As Delta Variant Spreads
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