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Delaware Looks at Banning Powdered Alcohol


Delaware lawmakers are considering a measure that would ban the sale of powdered alcohol.

If they do that would make Delaware the first state to take such a step.

WBOC reports that the Lt. Governor’s office said the American Medical Association has called for a nationwide ban.

The organization says that the substance can be misused whether it’s by inhaling or ingesting it or adding it to alcoholic drinks.

Lt. Governor Bethany Hall-Long said that it could posed a potentially serious public health problem – especially for underage youth.

In addition, she said, it was too easily concealed and transported

Don Rush is the News Director and Senior Producer of News and Public Affairs at Delmarva Public Media. An award-winning journalist, Don reports major local issues of the day, from sea level rise, to urban development, to the changing demographics of Delmarva.