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Powdered Alcohol Gets Green Light From Feds
    #772269 - 03/16/15 10:07 AM (1 year, 8 months ago)

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NEW YORK (AP) — A powdered alcohol intended to be mixed up into drinks has gained approval from a federal regulator.

The product, called Palcohol, had received the greenlight from the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau briefly last year before the bureau backtracked and said the label approvals had been given in error.

On Wednesday, bureau spokesman Tom Hogue told The Associated Press the issues were resolved and that four varieties of Palcohol were approved. But Hogue noted that states can also regulate alcohol sales in their borders.

The approval is a step forward for a small company whose product plans have already sparked controversy.

Several states have already moved to ban powdered alcohol, including lawmakers in Colorado who last month advanced legislation to temporarily halt its sale. That bill has since morphed to ensure the regulation of powdered alcohol as if it were liquid alcohol once it gets federal approval.

Concerns have included abuse by minors, the potential to snort the powder and whether Palcohol's light weight would make it easy to sneak alcohol into public events or spike drinks.

Palcohol would come in a pouch, with water being added to the powder inside for the equivalent of an alcoholic drink.

A statement on Palcohol's website says the company hopes to have the product for sale this summer. Palcohol founder Mark Phillips noted the approval of his products in an email early Wednesday morning, and said in a subsequent email that pricing hasn't yet been determined.

"We aren't commenting on production or distribution at this time," he wrote. The four products that have been approved include powdered versions of a cosmopolitan, a margarita, vodka and rum. Phillips added that he expects another Palcohol product — Lemon Drop — should also be "approved shortly."

Previously, Phillips had said he came up with the idea for Palcohol because he wanted a way to enjoy alcoholic drinks after hiking or other activities without having to lug around heavy bottles.

Hogue said the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau regularly reaches out to the Food and Drug Administration to get determinations on whether a product might be considered "adulterated." If the FDA says the product isn't adulterated, he said the bureau's evaluation centers on whether labels accurately reflect what's in the product.

"Potential for abuse isn't grounds for us to deny a label," Hogue said




http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/03/11/powdered-alcohol-gets-fed_n_6846776.html?ncid=tweetlnkushpmg00000067


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Re: Powdered Alcohol Gets Green Light From Feds [Re: P-O]
    #772270 - 03/16/15 10:10 AM (1 year, 8 months ago)

My friend posted about this on facebook, I should have thought to post it here.

Apperantly it takes like a cup of powder to make a shot's worth of liquor? at first it sounded dangerous but after hearing that it sounds more like a hindrance if anything- or something to use for backpacking.

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Re: Powdered Alcohol Gets Green Light From Feds [Re: SleepAid]
    #772271 - 03/16/15 10:22 AM (1 year, 8 months ago)

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Apparently it takes like a cup of powder to make a shot's worth of liquor




that sounds like ALOT!  where did you read this?

i like the idea of bringing this into concerts and shit like that... "look how drunk that guy got off bottled water"


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Re: Powdered Alcohol Gets Green Light From Feds [Re: P-O]
    #772273 - 03/16/15 10:45 AM (1 year, 8 months ago)

What the fuck yo, my reply didn't post.


Anyway, what I said like 20 minutes ago was that you should skip to about 2:00 in this video if you'd like a visual representation of how much is required (the whole video is palcohol's creator explaining why it's not dangerous and not that big of a deal)



youtube.com/watch?v=LYP085QJvtk


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Re: Powdered Alcohol Gets Green Light From Feds [Re: SleepAid]
    #772274 - 03/16/15 10:49 AM (1 year, 8 months ago)

The only application I can see for this personally  is backpacking but I'm sure a lot of people will like it for smuggling into events.


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Re: Powdered Alcohol Gets Green Light From Feds [Re: drawde]
    #772275 - 03/16/15 10:52 AM (1 year, 8 months ago)

I don't see any real benefit. If I'm backpacking, I'd much rather have a few pints, than a bunch of pouches and twice the water I need. If anything, I'd think it would be good for a plane, where they restrict the amount of liquid you can bring, but that's sketchy, too.


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Re: Powdered Alcohol Gets Green Light From Feds [Re: Bumble_Dick]
    #772276 - 03/16/15 10:54 AM (1 year, 8 months ago)

I see it hanging next to the checkout at liquor stores with the other little trinkets no one ever really buys. I feel like the company's going to have a rough time once the novelty wears off.


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Re: Powdered Alcohol Gets Green Light From Feds [Re: Bumble_Dick]
    #772277 - 03/16/15 10:59 AM (1 year, 8 months ago)

If you're backpacking ultralight and filtering your water it would be useful.
That's such a tiny market though.


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Re: Powdered Alcohol Gets Green Light From Feds [Re: drawde]
    #772280 - 03/16/15 11:06 AM (1 year, 8 months ago)

If it has a long shelf life, it might be good for a shit-shelter or a survival kit of sorts. But really, it just seems like a terrible product.

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I see it hanging next to the checkout at liquor stores with the other little trinkets no one ever really buys. I feel like the company's going to have a rough time once the novelty wears off.




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Re: Powdered Alcohol Gets Green Light From Feds [Re: Bumble_Dick]
    #772294 - 03/16/15 11:52 AM (1 year, 8 months ago)

Don't spirits last indefinitely in unopened bottles anyway?


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Re: Powdered Alcohol Gets Green Light From Feds [Re: drawde]
    #772302 - 03/16/15 02:13 PM (1 year, 8 months ago)

if like 20-50mgs of powder= 1oz of alcohol


then i could see it beeing alot more fun .  mixing it with cocaine would be cool.


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Re: Powdered Alcohol Gets Green Light From Feds [Re: P-O]
    #772317 - 03/16/15 05:30 PM (1 year, 8 months ago)

I can see frat boys/younger military people mixing this stuff with liquor instead of water


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    #772321 - 03/16/15 06:47 PM (1 year, 8 months ago)

powdered alcohol... and were still fighting marijuana prohibition?


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Re: Powdered Alcohol Gets Green Light From Feds [Re: P-O]
    #772339 - 03/16/15 07:06 PM (1 year, 8 months ago)



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Re: Powdered Alcohol Gets Green Light From Feds [Re: P-O]
    #772350 - 03/16/15 08:19 PM (1 year, 8 months ago)

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if like 20-50mgs of powder= 1oz of alcohol


then i could see it beeing alot more fun .  mixing it with cocaine would be cool.




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    #772420 - 03/16/15 11:50 PM (1 year, 8 months ago)

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Re: Powdered Alcohol Gets Green Light From Feds [Re: Bumble_Dick]
    #772456 - 03/17/15 03:40 AM (1 year, 8 months ago)

This shit makes me angry.  I already hear kids talking about this stuff too.  The very concept of powdered alcohol is to be abused, or do something illegal. But remember, marihuana is the devil.  :llamastare:


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