Ban on powdered alcohol proposed to legislators
Law enforcement leaders, healthcare professionals and several businesses have joined forces with legislators to support proposals banning powdered alcohol in Michigan.
Senator Rick Jones, a former Eaton County sheriff, and Representative Scott Dianda have introduced the proposals to ban powdered alcohol.
The potency of a drink made with powdered alcohol varies with how much water is added, causing concern that consumers may easily over-consume.
Health experts fear that some may mix the powdered alcohol with alcoholic beverages – not water – to create a dangerous super-alcoholic drink.
Further concern regarding the product is that some may try to spike other’s beverages without their knowledge, or even snort it for what they think may be a more immediate buzz.
Concerns such as these are the driving force behind the proposed ban.
At least six states have banned powdered alcohol, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures, and 30 others are currently considering bans.