Buzz Kill: Powdered Alcohol Ban Advances to Texas House

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AUSTIN - Excited to get your hands on powdered alcohol since the company, Palcohol, got the thumbs up to sell their product in the U.S.?

Think of the money you could save!  Sneaking it into events that charge a gazillion dollars for a mixed drink.  All you have to do is add water.

But don't hold your breath.  All eight members of the House Licensing and Administrative Procedures Committee voted to ban the powder in the Lone Star state.  Not only are they worried it'll be too easy for kids to get their hands on it, lawmakers are also concerned consumers will snort the substance.

"I don't think they're safe because you have people out here that does more than just drink.  They'll probably use that as a substitute as crack cocaine -- probably overdose and kill themselves," a concerned Texan said.

"College. They'll snort it. They'll put it up whatever orifice they can find," said another concerned Texan.

And of course, don't forget about all those lost tax dollars if folks sneak powdered booze into bars, restaurants, concerts, or sporting events to save some dough.

More than two dozen states have bills to regulate palcohol.  Texas would be the fifth state to make it illegal if the bill goes through.

Wonder if Palcohol is getting a hangover about now?