JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Dozens of new laws go into effect in Mississippi Thursday.
Among them is the law requiring a doctor's prescription to buy medicine containing pseudoephedrine, a decongestant that's also used to make the illicit drug methamphetamine.
The law is designed to curb the state's escalating drug problem by reducing meth makers' access to pseudoephedrine.
Other laws run the gamut from allowing more felons to expunge their records to giving parents a voice in restructuring failing schools.
The laws were passed during the 2010 session.
Thursday marks that start of the new fiscal year.
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