Recently, The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, approved the manufacture and sale of a product called Palcohol. It’s alcohol sold in a variety of flavors, but in powder, not liquid form. All one needs to do is add water and *poof!* instant cocktail.
The Rhode Island Senate has just unanimously approved legislation that would outlaw the sale and use of this product in Rhode Island. The Rhode Island House of Representatives will now consider the bill.
What do you think? Should this product be available for Rhode Islanders’ consumption? Does it make underage drinking easier? Wouldn’t outlawing the product be unfair to adults who may legally consume alcohol? Do you think this would potentially increase the number of DUI’s on Rhode Island roads?
If you have any questions related this product and the any legal impact it may have, please call me, RI Criminal Defense Lawyer James E. Smith at 401-649-0335.