Supermajority of States Bans Powdered Alcohol

Alcohol Justice reports that 31 states have now legislated or regulated complete bans on powdered alcohol, and California is well on the way to do the same. On April 28th, the California Assembly unanimously passed AB 1554 (Irwin, D–Thousand Oaks). A companion bill (SB 819, Huff, R– San Dimas) unanimously passed the Senate last month. To date, 113 out of 120 California legislators have voted for a powdered alcohol ban.

Last March, Alcohol Justice requested emergency legislative action nationwide in response to news that the U.S. Alcohol & Tobacco Tax & Trade Bureau (TTB) had approved labels for the powdered alcohol product, Palcohol. The TTB approval gave a green light for the tax rates and labels, allowing states to allow the product, regulate or ban.

Since then, new laws have been passed in 31 states to prohibit the possession, purchase, sale, offer for sale, distribution, manufacture, or use of powdered alcohol. Most states make the violation of these provisions punishable with fines. There are ten states that have legislation in the pipeline to ban the products. There are only three states that allow sales.

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CA, MD, MA, MN, NH, & NY passed temporary powdered alcohol bans 
and also have pending legislation to make those bans permanent.

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If your states has powdered alcohol legislation pending, or is one of those states yet to act, please TAKE ACTION to show your support for stopping this youth-attractive alcoholic product from hitting the market.