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Police State: Caffeine

I'm still trying to wrap my head around this. My wife and I went to Walmart this morning. The only item I picked up for myself was a box of Jet-Alert, with 200mg capsules of caffeine. I cut them in half and sometimes use a 1/2 capsule as a coffee substitute.

The lady at the register hit the wrong button for my item and then remarked out loud that she should have first punched in that I was at least 18 (add nearly four decades). I was stunned. I said "it's just caffeine" and asked her why. She said, "because it's double-strength". What?!?

Is this just a CYA Walmart policy or have the control-freak bureaucrats decided to include caffeine in their War on Drugs?