AUSTIN (TEXAS) — Students from across Texas gathered at the Capitol Tuesday to push for a ban on powdered alcohol.
Powdered alcohol is approximately the amount of a shot of alcohol processed into powdered form in the size of a Kool-Aid packet. The organization Texans Standing Tall says it poses a serious risk — especially to teenagers.
“Powdered alcohol is such a dangerous and unique product and with the already existing drinking problem on college campuses — it’s only serving to increase and hurt the lives of Texas youth and youth across the nation,” said Hannah Via with Texans Standing Tall’s Youth Leadership Council.
State Representative Trent Ashby has filed HB 1610 to ban the product. Right now powdered alcohol cannot be sold in Texas, but Texans Standing Tall says at least one business has expressed interest in coming to the state.
The bill would make sure it is never sold in the state. Powdered alcohol is banned in nearly 40 other states.