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Michigan debates banning powdered alcohol

On Wednesday, the proposed ban for powdered alcohol in Indiana passed a house committee, but Michigan lawmakers are wondering if palcohol will hit shelves there.

The U.S. Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau approved the substance earlier in March.

The Michigan Liquor Control Commission says it would approve the sale in Michigan if a vendor requests it, however, there are strings attached.

“The commission has an obligation to make sure that products that people want are made available. But we also have an obligation, a significant public health component to our operation, to make sure that the products that are available are properly made,” said Andy Deloney, Chair of the Michigan Liquor Control Commission.

Critics of its sale say it would make it easier for minors to get their hands on alcohol because the small packets it would be sold in would be easier to smuggle into events.
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