- Associated Press - Saturday, June 30, 2018

DOVER, Del. (AP) - State lawmakers have given final approval to a bill outlawing the manufacture, sale and use of powdered alcoholic beverages.

The measure cleared the Senate unanimously Saturday after winning unanimous approval in the House on Wednesday. It now goes to Democratic Gov. John Carney.

Enactment of the legislation would make Delaware the 37th state to ban powdered substances that form alcoholic drinks when reconstituted with liquid.

The American Medical Association has called for a nationwide ban on powdered alcohol, which critics say carries the risk of more potent drinks and harmful overconsumption.

Violation of the ban would result in a fine of up to $100 and possible imprisonment of 30 days.



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