U.S. Senator Charles Schumer, a New York Democrat, this year introduced legislation to ban powdered alcohol nationwide. The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau approved food labels for Palcohol in March. “Powdered alcohol is a product with no legitimate reason for being”, he said. “Kids can stash Palcohol in their pocket when they leave the house for a party and their parents would never know the difference”.
Supporters of the ban say Palcohol, which is sold in bags, is easier to hide and carry around than the liquid beverage.