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LANSING, MI -- Legislators in two chambers and on both sides of the political aisle are looking to stop the sale of powdered alcohol, known as 'Palcohol,' in Michigan.
In the Senate, Sen. Rick Jones, R-Grand Ledge, has introduced SB 0240, which also bans the sale, use and possession of powdered alcohol. He has 23 co-sponsors from both sides of the aisle, which represents a majority of the 38-member Senate.
Jones said he'd seen many young people die of alcohol poisoning in his time as a sheriff, and thinks these types of deaths would increase if powdered alcohol were allowed to be sold in Michigan.
"This product is marketing flavors that appeal to kids, like 'lemon drop,' and young children might not be able to distinguish between a powdered alcohol packet and one for Kool-Aid," Jones said. "I am also concerned that someone could be victimized by a predator who slips this product into the person's drink - greatly increasing its alcohol content
originally posted by: stosh64
a reply to: anton74
It is not 'freeze dried alcohol', it is alcohol that is absorbed in a medium. Alcohol is a liquid, you can not 'freeze dry' it
Watch the video I posted above.
And some worry about it being snorted. It would take about a 1/2 cup of palcohol to equal about 1 mixed drink. Try snorting a 1/2 cup of anything. I would rather just do a shot.
It is far more effective to just DRINK the alcohol. And as far as being easier to sneak in, it would be far easier to sneak in a high proof liquid.
It is amazing the myths being spouted about this stuff.
As far as being 'concentrated' alcohol, that is another myth. 90 proof vodka is FAR more concentrated than palcohol.