Don't snort this at home kids
As if alcohol isn't a BIG enough problem nationwide, now it's only going to get worse with the recent Federal approval of easily transported and even easier to conceal powdered alcohol.
This will of course be even more problematic in "college towns" where binge drinking is considered a rite of passage.
How many rapes -- reported and unreported -- involved alcohol? How many violent domestic assaults? Or deaths by drunk drivers, or falls, or even suicides?
Fortunately our progressive state of Massachusetts, according to a legal interpretation by the Alcohol Beverage Control Commission, will prohibit the sale of powdered alcohol because it does not meet the definition of an alcoholic beverage.
Probably hinges on the word "beverage," which is pretty much synonymous with wet.
But if nearby states don't move to ban it you can bet it's the kind of thing that will find its way into our town, UMass dorm rooms and the Mullins Center when hosting an EDM concert.
Rather than approving it for nationwide use the Feds should have told Palcohol to take a powder.