US: Powdered alcohol ban moves step closer in US state - report
South Carolina is poised to ban powdered alcohol after rushing legislation through a unanimous House vote, according to reports.
State legislators voted 96-0 to enact a temporary one-year ban to assess the product, a local news service reported yesterday (3 June). The state's governor will decide whether to enact the law.
Last week, the South Carolina Senate added the ban onto a bill about business alcohol licences so it could pass before the legislative session ends tomorrow.
The move follows an application from Lipsmark, the company behind powdered alcohol Palcohol, to get the product approved in the US. In April, it emerged that the US' Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau had approved the product. However, the bureau later said the approval was issued in error.
Lipsmark says it plans to launch Palcohol this autumn.
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