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Should Powdered Alcohol be Illegal?

Should powdered alcohol or palcohol as it's known be illegal? Senator Charles Schumer says yes.

He's introducing a bill that would keep it from hitting shelves as early as this summer.

His worries include how highly concentrated the product can be and how easily it can be concealed and added to food and drinks.

We spoke to a local liquor store owner who says if it is kept legal it should be heavily regulated.

"Kids will be able to snort it. People will be able to spike drinks easier with a powdered alcohol. People will be able to sneak it into venues easier because it's a powdered substance. God forbid if people mix it with other drugs and powders. It can be a dangerous combination," said Chris Furner, manager of Southbridge Wine and Spirits.

Furner says if palcohol is kept legal it should have a cap on how potent the powder can be.
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