In a move that we still haven’t processed the logic behind, Stop and Shop will now require young people to prove they are 18 by showing ID before buying cough medicines that contain Dextromethorphan. Cough syrups, for example Robitussin, will produce a hallucinogenic experience if, say, one was to drink the entire bottle. Also, you might die.
This, naturally, sends the message that Dextromethorphan is a more appropriate drug to abuse at age 18 than alcohol. —MEGHANN MARCO
Stop & Shop: Must be 18 to buy cough syrup [Boston Herald]