Lawmakers Vote To Ban Powdered Alcohol
The Missouri House gives approval to a bill outlawing powdered alcohol in the state. House members voted 95-to-56 on Thursday to ban the sale and possession of powdered alcohol. Violations would be considered a misdemeanor offense. Powdered alcohol, which is marketed as Palcohol, can be mixed with water or another liquid to make an alcoholic beverage. The U-S Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau approved Palcohol’s product label in early 2015. But it’s not yet available on the market. Supporters of the ban say the substance can be abused by teenagers and could cause overdoses. Nearly half of the states in the U-S have banned the substance.