Senators Gardner and Cooke, bill sponsors, explained HB18-1307, concerning restricting the availability to children of products that contain dextromethorphan (DXM). Senator Gardner discussed teen abuse of cough syrup and further noted that it is cheap, easily accessible, and legal. Senator Cooke discussed the merits of the legislation, including that it has been successful in other states and strikes a good balance. Other elements of the bill were explained, such as identification requirements and penalties. The sponsors emphasized that the bill does not restrict the legal use of cough syrup.