State of Ohio Proposing Ban on "Palcohol"

POSTED BY: Katie Donovan
Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 05:20 PM
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The State of Ohio has proposed a ban on powdered alcohol.

It is also known as "Palcohol", was created by Mark Phillips for hikers in particular, and those who wish to enjoy an adult beverage on the go. It comes in a single serving packet, which is the equivalent of one shot. When added to water, can be consumed like a drink. CEO of Muskingum Behavioral Health, Steve Carrel says individuals are torn on where to stand with this issue, due to many concerns that have been raised.

"I think theres a number of concerns that parents should be concerned. I think that people...It's another way to transport alcohol in a form that may not look like its an alcohol and possibly use it while driving. So yeah, there's lots of concerns with it."

Though there are a number of fears that come hand in hand with this new idea, there are many industries that have approached Phillips to use the product for their processes requiring alcohol.

"He's been approached by people in the medical community as putting a spin on this where you could have alcohol in powered form, delivered to disaster areas to areas where theres mass casualties where you need to sterilize things, where you need to clean things."

Two states have already placed a ban on Palcohol. Many others are keeping it in consideration.


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