The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms approved the use of powdered alcohol that can be mixed into drinks to create a refreshing adult beverage.
“The product, called Palcohol, had received the green light from the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau briefly last year before the bureau backtracked and said the label approvals had been given in error.”
An ATF spokesman told Associated Press the previous issues with the potion had been resolved. States still have the authority to regulate alcohol sales within their borders.
And several states are already working to ban the powder. Colorado lawmakers have advanced legislation to stop its sale. (But marijuana is ok?) The issues some have with the Palcohol is potential abuse by minors. “Concerns have included abuse by minors and whether Palcohol’s light weight would make it easy to sneak alcohol into public events.”
Tom Hogue, ATF spokesman said “Potential for abuse isn’t grounds for us to deny a label.”
The powder will come in a ouch and can be mixed with water to create an alcoholic beverage.
The new product is expected to hit the shelves this summer.