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Don't ban Palcohol, tax it [Commentary]
Don't ban Palcohol, tax it [Commentary]

In recent weeks, the web has been buzzing with excitement over Palcohol, the powdered alcohol that can turn water into vodka, rum or any one of four specialty cocktails. While it remains unclear when — or if — the product will hit stores, due in part to some backtracking by the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB), states including Vermont and Minnesota are already moving to ban it. In early April, the TTB granted Palcohol label approval, then rescinded it roughly two weeks later, according to Bevlaw.com, a blog maintained by the Lehrman Beverage Law firm in Virginia. The federal agency said in a statement that it had issued the approvals "in error." ...