New York Latest State to Ban Powdered Alcohol

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New York Latest State to Ban Powdered Alcohol
New York Latest State to Ban Powdered Alcohol

MONDAY, Aug. 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- New York is the latest state to ban powdered alcohol, even though it isn't even available on the open market yet.

So far, nearly two dozen states have implemented either temporary or outright bans on the powdered alcohol product called Palcohol. It's freeze-dried alcohol that can be consumed in its powdered form or mixed with water to create a drink, the Washington Post reported.

Earlier this year, the product received U.S. government approval for the last regulatory step before Palcohol could be sold in stores.

On Friday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation banning powdered alcohol sales in New York. In a statement, Cuomo noted that powdered alcohol can lead to unsafe levels of intoxication if it is mixed incorrectly or consumed in its powdered form, the Post reported.

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