Well, when I started writing my post above, the thread was still in the WA open carry forum. When I posted, it had been moved to the social lounge, which completely negated my including an open carry topic in my post. So much for my attempt at humor......
I had not heard of this latest law passed quietly by the legislature, and I am supposed to be "in the loop" where drugs are concerned. Seems I have been writing my representatives a lot lately, and now I need to again even though it is likely a moot point.
If they are so worried about the misuse of these "dangerous" drugs, then the Feds need to put them in the Schedule 1-5 class of drugs and limit them to prescription only, rather than make criminals of people who want them for their families. That of course would completely mess with Health providers workdays, having to fill cold medicine prescriptions all day every day.
Orphans suggestion above:
Why not be smart and purchase some ahead of time and have it on hand it will last forever. I am not talking about more than a package or 2.
has validity. The drugs will last quite awhile, and potency drops off slowly after the expiration date so you could keep them for a reasonable time. Pick up a couple of boxes each month just prior to cold season and you will have 2 or 3 of boxes of nightime and 2 or 3 of boxes of daytime to keep in your medicine cabinet.
The most asinine thing about this law is that it goes into effect right as cold season starts.