Several states move forward with powdered alcohol regulation

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In response to the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau’s mistaken approval and subsequent retraction of the powdered alcohol product Palcohol earlier this year, lawmakers in several states moved to ban powdered alcohol products. Advocates for bans cite health and safety concerns, including: the potential for accidental overdose, easier access for youth, and the danger of ingesting the product by snorting. The following state legislation to ban powdered alcohol sales was introduced in 2014:

States with existing laws include Alaska, which bans powdered alcohol, and California, which has allowed sale of powdered alcohol since the 1970’s.

 

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