NY Senate passes ban on powdered alcohol

ALBANY, N.Y. (WIVB) — If many lawmakers in New York State have it their way, the product powdered alcohol will never be allowed on shelves.

The product, more commonly known as Palcohol, has been a topic of contention since its creator unveiled the freeze dried powder. The product has many lawmakers around the United States concerned, including New York Senator Chuck Schumer, who pushed for a ban.

Schumer says the product will allow children easy access, along with drivers. His concerns center around its portability and the ease with which one could conceal Palcohol.

Palcohol’s founder says it would be treated much like normal alcohol is, and only sold in liquor stores.

Now the New York State Assembly is facing the bill, which passed Monday in the senate.

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