Is Powdered Alcohol Safe?

Powdered alcohol, known as Palcohol, was approved by the federal Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau in March and is set to be available in stores by early summer. However, legislators in New Hampshire fear Palcohol may get people drunk faster and pose serious health risks to those unused to consuming concentrated alcohol products. The New Hampshire Liquor Commission has not determined as of yet if it will allow Palcohol to be sold in stores. State legislators are considering banning the product outright.

Palcohol was invented by an outdoor enthusiast who wanted a more convenient way to transport alcoholic beverages. In areas like Concord where outdoor activities abound, this may make Palcohol very attractive to bikers and hikers who would otherwise find bottles too cumbersome to carry.

It is important to remember that, as with concentrated intoxicants such as hash oil and edibles available for medical marijuana patients, Palcohol may impact the body differently than traditional forms of alcohol and should be consumed with much greater caution. It is equally important to remember that injury that may occur as a result of Palcohol consumption is something that should be discussed with an experienced New Hampshire personal injury attorney.

If you are in need of a personal injury attorney in Vermont or New Hampshire, please contact the Law Offices of Van Dorn & Curtiss today.


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