- Associated Press - Tuesday, October 13, 2015

LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Michigan is close to joining other states that ban a powder product that makes vodka, rum and other alcoholic drinks when mixed with water.

Powdered alcohol is not widely available in Michigan yet. Lawmakers are taking steps to make sure it never is.

The House on Tuesday voted 102-3 for legislation. Gov. Rick Snyder is expected to sign it once the Senate enrolls the bill Wednesday.

The bill would prohibit the sale, use or possession of powdered alcohol.

The legislation’s supporters say the product is unsafe and opens the door to more underage drinking. The product’s creators say it’s no more dangerous that traditional liquid alcohol.

While the product has won federal approval, states have been moving quickly to prohibit it.

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Online:

Senate Bill 240: https://1.usa.gov/1ZwpgMV


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