"People who use pseudoephedrine as it was intended and benefit greatly from it now get treated like criminals."
This is the sad part of the whole meth tale. Politicians were in the pockets of the drug companies and retailers who wanted to sell sudafed by the train car load to meth makers or anyone else. Then the same politicians put idiotic restrictions on legitimate users of sudafed.
Case in point: There was a guy in Comanche county, OK who sold sudafed out the back door of his small store by the pickup truck load. Try as they might; the Sheriff's office could not get a prosecution on the guy because there was no OK law that prevented the store owner from selling the stuff by the pickup load.