When we last checked in with powdered alcohol (palcohol) news was mixed. The company that makes it had just gotten federal approval, but several states had preemptively instituted bans or were considering a ban. And now, almost a year later, even more states have climbed aboard the anti-palcohol wagon.
The number of states instituting ban is now up to 31, and California, which, if it were a country, would constitute the world’s eighth largest economy, will probably be joining that group soon according to watchdog group Alcohol Justice.
“We continue to agree with New York Senator Chuck Schumer who said Palcohol will become the ‘Kool-Aid’ of teenage binge drinking and will lead to acute alcohol poisoning and death,” said Alcohol Justice Executive Director and CEO Bruce Lee Livingston in a press release. “We are grateful to the states that have placed public health and safety above commerce.”