NY Senator Introduces Bill Banning Powdered Alcohol

By Joe Gullo

Published 05/20 2014 11:07AM

Updated 05/20 2014 11:14AM

ALBANY, N.Y. -  A New York Senator has introduced legislation banning powdered alcohol. Powdered alcohol is a concentrated alcoholic beverage also known as "Palcohol."

A press release says the legislation would ban the product in New York should the FDA decide to allow the product to be manufactured again in the United States. 

“Powdered alcohol is so easy to transport and hide in a pocket, making it more portable than a bottle or flask of liquor. It could be used illegally by young people and brought into schools and other venues that prohibit alcohol consumption,” said Senator Joseph Griffo (R-Rome). “There could also be serious health risks from snorting this product to get alcohol directly to the brain. It could even be sprinkled onto someone’s food or in their drink without the other person’s knowledge.”

There is a companion bill in the New York Assembly which is sponsored by Steven Cymbrowitz (D-Brooklyn).

Alaska outlawed powdered alcohol, and legislation to ban it is pending in Minnesota and Vermont.

A press release says the company that makes Palcoho Lipsmark has resubmitted an application to the FDA for approval.

Copyright 2016 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.