Proper approval came through yesterday, making it legal to sell Palcohol in the United States. The manufacturer has taken pains on the website to assure people that the product cannot be abused (not that people won’t try). That the size and volume of the product necessary for spiking beverages, getting drunk and or smuggling it is too much to make it a practical method of abuse.
I am intrigued by the purported beneficial uses of the product that aren’t just making it lighter and easier to pack alcohol. An ‘industrial formulation’ of the product could allow for easier forms of antiseptic, fuel, and other non-consumable applications for alcohol.
However, the industrial formula was not the one approved for sale. The flavored versions of powdered alcohol have attracted the attention of several state legislatures, which are working on banning the sale of powdered alcohol. Two states, Alaska and Delaware, already have laws on the books that cover powdered alcohol (for human consumption).
So, unless your state works to ban the product by the summer, you should be able to get your powdered drink on later this year.