I must be getting old, because I have never heard of powdered alcohol, or alcohol concentrate. In fact, when I first saw this bill talking about “concentrated alcohol,” I thought they were talking about Pale Ale’s and their higher than average alcohol content, and I was prepared to do battle.
But apparently it’s a problem, as the American Medical Association, as of June 14, 2016, has called for the banning of the substance, and 36 other states have already banned it before Delaware.
This bill, HB372, defines “concentrated alcoholic beverage” as any powders, crystals, liquids or any other substances which, after being mixed with sugar, water, or any other nonalcoholic materials, ferments or otherwside becomes a wine, beer, or other alcoholic beverage. HB372 then makes it unlawful for a person to manufacture, distribute, sell, offer for sale, possess, purchase, or use a concentrated alcoholic beverage.
HB372 – BANNING POWDERED ALCOHOL
STATUS – Waiting on a hearing in the House
HISTORY – House Economic Development/Banking/Insurance/Commerce 4/12/18
SPONSORS – Paradee, Henry, Brady, J.Johnson, Wilson
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