The manufacturers of Palcohol or powdered alcohol are now facing a bill introduced in the Pennsylvania State Legislature that would largely prohibit it within the state.
On Thursday, legislators in the State House passed a bill that would make it illegal to possess, sell or use the substance, which is derived from vodka. The bill was sent to the Senate.
Critics of Palcohol say that the ban is needed since it is potentially dangerous in the hands of children and that too much of the substance can easily be consumed if the powdered alcohol is added to other alcoholic drinks to make them even stronger.
State liquor regulators determined that it was illegal to sell the substance in Pennsylvania earlier this year.
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