House Votes To Ban Andro, Prohormones.
- 06-04-2004, 10:27 AM
House Votes To Ban Andro, Prohormones.
I just read this at another forum.
WASHINGTON -- The House overwhelmingly voted Thursday to limit sales of steroid precursors such as androstenedione following congressional and public pressure to stamp out performance-enhancing drug use among baseball players.
The bill, passed 408-3, would ban over-the-counter sales of precursors, which act like steroids in the human body.
"We are here to say enough is enough by making it harder to traffic in steroids and making sure there are tough penalties for those who do," said House Judiciary Chairman James Sensenbrenner, R-Wis.
The bill also would double the penalties for manufacturing or distributing anabolic steroids at or near a sports facility.
"The bill will go a long way to ensure that our nation's athletes and children will not be exposed to these dangerous products," said Rep. Joe Barton, R-Texas.
While protecting pro sports is important, stopping children from using those chemicals is even more important, House members said.
"Young athletes are using these drugs in the belief that they can become great in their sports and gain a lot of money," said Rep. Bobby Scott, D-Va. "However, in addition to risking disqualification in their sport, they also risk stunted growth, infertility and other long-term health problems and even death."
Similar legislation, sponsored by Sen. Joe Biden, D-Del., is pending in the Senate.
The House debated the bill on Wednesday but delayed the vote until Thursday.
Congress has taken an increased interest in the issue this year in the wake of reports of steroid use among athletes. A federal grand jury in San Francisco has indicted four men on charges of illegally distributing steroids, including the personal trainer of Barry Bonds.
Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig has asked the union to renegotiate its contract to include a tough steroids policy, and union chief Donald Fehr has left open the possibility of doing that before the players' collective bargaining agreement expires in December 2006.
- 06-04-2004, 10:32 AM
Get your credit cards out is stocking up time.
- 06-04-2004, 10:43 AM
We went about this all wrong we should have marketed M1T to the Senior Citizens. Once we had them onboard no one in the senate would have voted for it.
Come on Grandpa one more rep.
06-04-2004, 10:45 AM
I am sure cigarettes damages more young people in one month than prohormomes would in a 100 years. Wonder what the odds of banning tobacoo is?
06-04-2004, 10:58 AM
What does this mean in terms of a time line for No more purchases and are there any of these substances that re not included? (m1t, 4ohn, m-dien.....)
06-04-2004, 11:01 AM
It means we're screwed. The Government gave it to us with out any Vaseline.Originally Posted by aiki_pupil
06-04-2004, 11:19 AM
Is it law today?
Is there date when this is in effect?
Does this have to go through the senate before this can affect us?
Just wonder what the details are and if there is still time to stock up?
06-04-2004, 11:42 AM
no,no,yes, maybe 2-3weeks.Originally Posted by aiki_pupil
06-04-2004, 05:17 PM
06-04-2004, 05:49 PM
Do you have inside info or just guessin 2 or 3 wks? I'm worried they might try to stunt with a 'cease and desist' order like they did with tryptophan years ago, I remember it - no warning style without the senate vote!Originally Posted by lancelot
06-04-2004, 06:23 PM
that's my best guesstimate. it'll be nice to see the bill dragged out for another year or two, but highly unlikely with the landslide house vote, presidential race, and the olympics. i'm pretty sure no company or individual is actually making or ordering any new ph's. So too be safe, i'm personally stocked up now and will finish stocking up within the next few weeks.Originally Posted by DR.D
06-04-2004, 08:50 PM
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