State lawmaker pushing to ban the sale of powdered alcohol in Illinois

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SPRINGFIELD - One state lawmaker is sponsoring legislation that would prohibit the sale of powdered alcohol in Illinois.

The measure's sponsor, State Senator Ira Silverstein, says the legislation is a "public safety bill," and that he doesn't want powdered alcohol to be sold in stores.  The legislation would amend the Liquor Control Act of 1934, and would ban the sale of powdered alcohol.

The push for banning powered alcohol comes as the manufacturer of the substance, Palcohol, announces its intent on making its products available in the spring.  About a dozen other states have already passed similar bans on powdered alcohol.
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