Sep 16, 2015 5:11 PM

NH bans sale in liquor stores, shipment of all powdered alcohol to Granite Staters

PORTSMOUTH - The Liquor Commission had a unanimous vote Thursday to impose a ban on all powdered alcohol in state liquor stores.

According to Seacoast Online, the ban not only prohibits the sale of powdered alcohol but also the shipment of any powered alcohol to Granite State consumers.

The powered alcohol, with brand name Palcohol, comes in a pouch and can make shots of rum or vodka.

However, Liquor Enforcement Chief Jim Wilson said the powdered form of alcohol poses more harm than good.

For example, people looking to avoid expensive drinks can sneak powdered alcohol into bars or sports complexes and mix it with water in order to get drunk.

Another potential issue with the substance is that it can easily be added to drinks without people knowing, making the drink stronger.

New Hampshire is now one of 25 other states in the country who have placed temporary or permanent banks on the powdered drinks.


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