Palcohol will be made in two different formulations, a Beverage Formulation (ingestible) and an Industrial Formulation (non-ingestible).
Beverage Formulation: In its beverage formulation, Palcohol is for the legitimate and responsible enjoyment by lawful consumers and has several applications:
Industrial Formulation (non-ingestible): The industrial formulation, different from the consumer formulation, has many possible positive uses in industry. People have contacted us with several in mind. Of course, until Palcohol gets government approval, we can not know exactly what the applications will be. Examples include:
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A video explaining powdered alcohol. We are giving permission for media outlets to use this video or portions of it.
The TTB approved Palcohol on March 10, 2015 and It is now legal to be sold in the United States. We will be working on getting the production facility up and running. It will take a while but hopefully it will be available this summer. paragraph here.
5. No one wants the government telling us what we can drink and not drink. We don't need a nanny. The legislature exists to protect our rights to live how we choose, not to use coercive power to force their values on us. Lincoln said of prohibition, "Prohibition... goes beyond the bounds of reason in that it attempts to control a man's appetite by legislation and makes a crime out of things that are not crimes... A prohibition law strikes a blow at the very principles upon which our government was founded.”
So you can see, banning powdered alcohol is the worst action one can take.
Unfortunately, the media coverage has focused on the perceived negative aspects of powdered alcohol as a result of ignorance about the product. Remember, no one has ever tried Palcohol so all the criticisms are just speculation. Following are some of the concerns.
1. People will snort it and get drunk.
Listen, people can snort black pepper....so do we ban it? No, just because a few goofballs use a product irresponsibly doesn't mean you ban it. But even the goofballs won't snort Palcohol due to the pain the alcohol would cause. It really burns. Imagine sniffing liquid vodka. Second, it's impractical. It takes approximately 60 minutes to snort the equivalent of one shot of vodka. Why would anyone do that when they can do a shot of liquid vodka in two seconds?
2. Powdered alcohol will make it easier to sneak into venues.
Not true. The volume of a shot of powdered alcohol is 4X greater than the volume of a shot of liquid alcohol so liquid alcohol is much easier to conceal.
3. It will be easier to spike a drink.
Not true. Palcohol does not dissolve instantly in liquid and would take over a minute of stirring to dissolve the equivalent of one shot of alcohol into a drink when one can spike a drink with liquid alcohol in about three seconds. Please view the video for a demonstration.
4. Kids will get a hold of it easier.
Not true. Palcohol is sold wherever liquid alcohol is sold and the same rules apply, you must be 21 years or older to buy it.
Following is more information on the many uses of Palcohol.
We are so excited to bring Palcohol to the market as it has so many positive uses in medicine, energy, travel, hospitality, manufacturing, commercial use as well as for individuals. It’s a revolutionary new product that can help so many industries. Unfortunately, no one seems to understand that. The result is that people who know nothing about Palcohol are calling for its ban. But banning will have undesired consequences. While they think banning it will be helpful, it will actually do more harm then good. Here's why:
1. Psychological studies show that when something is banned, it creates a heightened demand. We want things we can't have. More people drank during Prohibition than before Prohibition and more people drank to excess. By banning Palcohol, it will make people want it even more.
2. By banning powdered alcohol, the state will create a black market which means the state loses control of the distribution. A concerned parent came up to me and said she supported the ban of Palcohol to keep it away from her 15 year old daughter. I asked her which is easier, for her daughter to buy marijuana or a bottle of vodka in a liquor store? There's no way a 15 year old can buy vodka in a liquor store but it's easy to buy marijuana on the street. That’s because marijuana is banned so there are no rules on distribution so anyone can sell it to anyone else. Banning Palcohol will make it easier for kids to get access to the product because there is no control over distribution.
3. It's irresponsible to ban Palcohol. The government will spend precious financial resources trying to enforce the ban and it probably won’t work. We can see how successful the government was during Prohibition and even in the war on drugs.
And the government will lose significant tax revenue from the sales of legal powdered alcohol. So banning Palcohol is fiscally irresponsible.
4. Alcohol misuse and abuse is a real problem. People can abuse any product and there's no controlling what a person does with a product. What's the solution? We know that you can't legislate behavior so banning Palcohol is not the solution. We have to educate people on the responsible use of alcohol.
You don't ban a product because of the irresponsible use of it by a few people. Especially with Palcohol that has so many innovative uses for individuals and businesses that saves money, reduces the carbon footprint and allows new opportunities that liquid alcohol can't provide. ssand businesses that