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CVS allows customers to buy nail polish remover without ID

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CVS stores have updated their policy on nail polish remover -- you can now repaint your nails without whipping out an ID.

Earlier this week, CVS announced its customers would be required to present identification and would be limited on the number of bottles they can purchase.

The goal of the policy change was to thwart the production of methamphetamine – acetone, the key ingredient in nail polish remover, can be used to cook meth. A second ingredient, iodine, can also be used in meth production.

On Wednesday night, the company tweeted that identification will no longer necessary to make the purchase. CVS said in the tweet that it reviewed the policy and decided to make the change. However, in Hawaii, an ID will still be required.

It's widely known that common household products can contain ingredients used in meth production, but the sale of these products is typically at the discretion of the retailer.

In Minnesota, there are several restrictions in place on the sale of meth precursor drugs, which are defined as any compound, mixture or preparation intended for human consumption that contains ephedrine or pseudoephedrine as an active ingredient.

These drugs can be sold over-the-counter, but sales are subject to local restrictions based on amount and time of purchase.

The restrictions do not apply to pediatric products or liquid meth precursors and "forms of drugs that are difficult to use in making methamphetamine," Minnesota legislation states.

Minnesota also regulates the sale and distribution of anhydrous ammonia, another precursor substance.

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