Powdered alcohol is now legal, but here’s a list of reasons to think twice about it

Posted: March 12, 2015 in Uncategorized

New York's PIX11 / WPIX-TV

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(PIX11)– It’s a controversial substance that is now legal in the U.S.  However, that is by no means ending the controversy over Palcohol — alcohol in powdered form.

On Wednesday, the federal Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau approved the manufacture and sale of Palcohol.  Its founder, Mark Phillips, has said publicly  that he’s believed the alcohol industry had prevented his product’s release.  He has also said there was one other major stumbling block, right here in New York.

“The last straw,” said Phillips in a YouTube video he produced, “was Senator Charles Schumer’s request to the FDA to ban Palcohol.”

“He is completely ignorant about the truth of Palcohol,” Phillips added.

The truth of Palcohol, like all truth, may not always be what people, including Philips, want to hear.  PIX11 consulted experts at Popular Science Magazine about it.

Its assistant editor,Loren Grush, showed how a simple tapioca product…

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