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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A state bill would no longer change West Virginia law to require prescriptions for cold medicines that are used to make methamphetamine.

Instead, lawmakers tweaked the proposal to cut in half how much medicine someone can buy each year.

The state House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday amended the proposal dealing with pseudoephedrine medications.

The changes would limit customers to 24 grams of products like Sudafed yearly, instead of the current 48-gram limit. The bill would create a meth offender registry and make previous drug offenders get prescriptions for some cold medications.

The Senate easily passed the original prescription-only bill on Feb. 18.

The House would need to pass the amended bill and the Senate would need to agree on changes for the proposal to become law. The legislative session ends March 8.

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