Powdered alcohol ban advancing in Colorado | SummitDaily.com

Powdered alcohol ban advancing in Colorado


House Bill 1031: http://goo.gl/uE5n3P

DENVER — A powdered alcohol ban is advancing in the state Legislature, though sponsors insist the ban is more of a “time-out” to figure out how to regulate a product that doesn’t exist yet.

The Senate voted 28-7 Monday for a bill to ban the sale of a product called Palcohol. The ban would automatically go away if federal regulators approve powdered alcohol.

The product is still in developments. It’s a powder to which water is added for the equivalent of a shot of vodka or rum.

The bill has passed the House but isn’t ready for the governor’s desk yet. Senators amended the bill to require powdered alcohol to be taxed like liquor, not like beer. That means the bill must return to the House.

Support Local Journalism

Support Local Journalism

As a Summit Daily News reader, you make our work possible.

Now more than ever, your financial support is critical to help us keep our communities informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having on our residents and businesses. Every contribution, no matter the size, will make a difference.

Your donation will be used exclusively to support quality, local journalism.


Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User