New York is the latest state to ban powdered alcohol

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New York is the latest state to ban powdered alcohol

Powdered alcohol has faced an uphill battle for legitimacy in the US, with 20 states having banned it up until now... and a new, 21st ban could represent its biggest defeat to date. New York Governor Cuomo has signed legislation banning the sale of Palcohol and other forms of crystallized or powdered alcoholic beverages in the state. According to him, it's a "public health disaster waiting to happen" -- it's too easy to create a dangerous mix (or worse, ingest it directly), and underage drinkers can sneak it around largely unnoticed. While there's no national ban yet, it's hard to imagine the tide turning in Palcohol's favor.

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