WASHINGTON (AP) – Lawmakers in the nation’s capital are considering a ban on alcohol in powdered form that can be added to drinks.
More than half the states in the country have already banned powdered alcohol, a product that was introduced in 2014 under the name “Palcohol.” A D.C. Council committee will hold a hearing Monday on the proposed ban, which was introduced last year. If the bill doesn’t pass by the end of the year, it would have to be reintroduced.
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Supporters of the ban say the product is dangerous and will appeal to kids. The makers of Palcohol say it’s designed to appeal to hikers and other active people who want to enjoy an alcoholic beverage without carrying it around.