Would you try Powdered Alcohol?

petra@shipcompliant.competra@shipcompliant.com Posts: 1 admin
edited July 2015 in State Compliance
Eighty-one bills seeking to ban or regulate powdered alcohol have been filed in 39 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico this year. Most seek to ban powdered alcohol, while others intend to amend state alcohol definitions to include powdered alcohol.

"We simply can't sit back and wait for powdered alcohol to hit store shelves across the country, potentially causing more alcohol-related hospitalizations and, God forbid, deaths. This legislation will make illegal the production and sale of this Kool-Aid for underage drinking," Schumer said in March.


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  • Coming from a compliance standpoint, I can see both sides of the debate here.

    If it is banned, it is going to create more hype and people are still going to get their hands on it if they really want it. (i.e., the marijuana debate).

    But if states choose to embrace it and regulate it, they can impose taxes on purchase, fines for misuse, etc. Eventually the hype will wind down, and the consumer will move on to the next new thing. Which reminds me of this episode of Parks & Recreationhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j0YdqFPbSpc

  • Alex OxfordAlex Oxford Posts: 42 admin
    It's ironic that the states have banned something before it's even been available to the public. Would I try it? Don't know. But it would be nice to have the option without some legislators assuming that they know what's best. 
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