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It’s already irritating enough that when your sinuses go haywire you can’t get real Sudafed anymore (without driving over to Vancouver, that is), but this has just gone too far. Thanks to the still rampant abuse of methamphetamines, major drug stores are now requiring shoppers to cough up ID to purchase nail polish remover.

Not only must you now be 18 to partake in manicure fun, there’s a purchase limit of two bottles. And while that might actually be enough to last for a year, it’s still just one more annoying hoop we’ll jump through thanks to the meth cookers.

An official statement from mega pharmacy CVS states:

"Because acetone is an ingredient used in the illegal manufacture of methamphetamine, we recently implemented a policy that a valid ID must be presented to purchase acetone-containing products such as nail polish remover. Our policy also limits the sale of these products in conjunction with other methamphetamine precursors and is based on various regulations requiring retailers to record sales of acetone."

If they start putting limits on the amount of lipstick I can buy, I’m going to lead a protest.

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