Illinois bans 'Meth Coffee'

Aug. 13, 2008 at 6:15 PM

SPRINGFIELD, Ill., Aug. 13 (UPI) -- The Illinois attorney general has banned state retailers from selling a product labeled "Meth Coffee" because she said it glorifies drug use.

Attorney General Lisa Madigan said the drink, which does not actually contain methamphetamine, has been banned from the state because it violates the Illinois Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act and the Illinois Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Practices by comparing itself to illegal drugs, WQAD-TV, Moline, Ill., reported Wednesday.

The San Francisco-based makers of Meth Coffee said their product was designed strictly for sale online.

"(Meth Coffee) was never marketed or sold in stores in Illinois, and it is now no longer available online for purchase from, or shipment to, Illinois. Meth Coffee was founded by a group of comedians, artists, and rebels, some of whom are in recovery from methamphetamines. For us, recovery from addiction is no joke -- but Meth Coffee is," the company said in a statement.

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