Gov. Bill Haslam is expected to file a bill that would cut the amount of pseudoephedrine that can be purchased in Tennessee.
Haslam will hold a press conference Thursday morning to announce "legislation to reduce methamphetamine production in Tennessee." The Republican governor is expected to call for curbing the amount of pseudoephedrine individuals can buy, currently 3.6 grams in a day or 9 grams in a 30-day period without a prescription.
The measure could preempt other pseudoephedrine legislation. Other bills in the works would require consumers to get doctors' or pharmacists' prescriptions for all pseudoephedrine purchases.
Pseudoephedrine is a key ingredient in meth production. Tennessee ranks among the top states for meth production, with 1,685 labs seized in the state in 2013.