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Idaho considers powdered alcohol ban

Twenty-five states, including Washington, Nevada and Utah, already have passed legislation to ban powdered alcohol, and a proposed federal law also is pending to ban what New York Sen. Charles Schumer called “Kool-Aid for underage drinking.”

The creator of “Palcohol,” Mark Phillips, vigorously disputes that characterization, maintaining his product is a safe form of alcohol that could be regulated and sold to adults just like liquid alcohol. Phillips, head of Lipsmark Inc., says on his company website that he developed the product “after years of research, experimentation and consultation with scientists around the world.” More here. Betsy Russell, SR

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