AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - A bill that would ban the sale of powered alcohol in Maine will become law.
The Democratic-controlled House of Representatives voted Tuesday to override Gov. Paul LePage’s veto of the bill. The Republican-led Senate followed with a 34-1 vote in favor of overturning the governor’s rejection.
Lawmakers across the country are moving to ban the substance before powdered alcohol, or Palcohol, hits the shelves.
The sponsor, Rep. Mick Devin of Newcastle, says he’s worried that the product would make it easier for minors to abuse alcohol.
But LePage said in his veto message that the Bureau of Alcoholic Beverages and Lottery Operations and the State Liquor and Lottery Commission already have said they don’t intend to permit the sale of powered alcohol.
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