It’s a good idea to bring your ID with you everywhere you go, but just in case you are forgetful (much like myself) make sure you are packing your license when you are buying nail polish remover.
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It made me raise an eyebrow when I had to supply my ID just to buy some cold medicine, but now the practice will be translating into your beauty purchases. CVS is the first to start the ID process for the acetone laden products. Why? You probably already guessed it, but crystal meth is the reason.
At home chemists are using bulk quantities of varnish remover to create the highly addictive drug. Think “Breaking Bad.” Soon, the retailer will require a valid ID proving you are 18 years of age and limit your purchases to one 32-ounce bottle of acetone within a 24-hour period. Your ID will be tracked through the CVS system and decline any further purchases if you go over your limit.
CVS confirmed the upcoming change in a statement…
“We are committed to ensuring customer convenience while appropriately complying with regulations in our business. With that in mind, we are in the process of reviewing our policy concerning the sale of products containing acetone. We currently require a valid ID to be presented to purchase nail polish remover based on various regulations requiring retailers to record sales of acetone products due to its use as an ingredient in the illegal manufacture of methamphetamine.”
This isn’t a federal law and, for now, only CVS is implementing the restriction. I have a feeling that other retailers will follow suit.