New York State Wants To Ban Powdered Alcohol
Last month we told you about possibly one of the greatest inventions ever: powdered alcohol. Literally you can carry your booze in a powdered form. Just add water anywhere and you’re good to go.
However, New York, the ‘lets not have fun’ state, says they don’t want it here.
In April, the FDA approved powdered alcohol to be on store shelves and sold to the ‘of age’ public. Unfortunately in the time since the approval, the FDA reversed their decision calling it an ‘error.’
Palcohol, upon the FDA’s original approval, was the first to step up to the plate and say their products would be out by the fall. Included in their line would be rum and vodka with flavors like Cosmopolitan, Mojito, Powderita (which is a Margarita), and Lemon Drop.
It seemed like the future was here and we were ready to give it a try. That was until New York State decided to put on their ‘granny panties’ and proceed with a new bill to ban the sales of powdered alcohol in the state.
According to News10, Senator Joseph Griffo introduced the bill due to his concerns of ‘abuse’ of the product. His fear is that the alcohol would be smuggled in to places where alcohol is prohibited and the possible dangers of it.
If this bill were to pass, it would mean that powdered alcohol would be banned in the state, much like Alaska has already done. Two other states are also considering similar bans; neighboring Vermont and Minnesota.
Keep in mind that even if the FDA changed their mind on the matter, if the New York bill passes it may supersede any FDA ruling.