Heard of Palcohol (powdered alcohol) yet? If feds get their way, you might never get to stash it in your desk drawer.
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Powdered alcohol, or Palcohol, is exactly what it sounds like. There’s some back and forth in the federal government about whether or not it should even exist on store shelves. Personally, I think the taxable form of cocaine is a step in the right direction– people are going to drink anyway (you know, that’s ALREADY legal), and we could be building new highways and schools with the additional taxes we’re losing from all the coke-snorting Barbies out there. Just a thought.
According to Time Magazine:
The federal government admitted Monday that its recent approval of Palcohol—a powdered alcohol which turns water into vodka and rum—was actually done in “error.”
The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau granted Palcohol “label approval” on April 8 only to withdraw it 13 days later. “TTB did approve labels for Palcohol,” it said in a statement. “Those label approvals were issued in error and have since been surrendered.”
Palcohol’s parent company Lipsmark said in a statement that “there seemed to be a discrepancy on our fill level, how much powder is in the bag” and that the approvals were surrendered on the afternoon of April 21. “This doesn’t mean that Palcohol isn’t approved,” it said. “It just means that these labels aren’t approved. We will re-submit labels.” Palcohol will have to resubmit labels for approval to the bureau, which is part of the Department of Treasury.
The government had originally approved various types of Palcohol—ranging from lemon drops to cosmopolitans. Various news outlets noted the approval of the product more than a week later, when it began covering the science and safety of the powdered drink.
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