House Rejects Powdered Alcohol Ban

Feb 24, 2015

A bill that would have banned the sale of powdered alcohol in the state has failed. 

 The Wyoming House of Representatives defeated the bill by one vote after several members said the legislature shouldn’t ban just one form of alcohol.  Riverton Republican David Miller says there appeared to be no reason to ban it. 

"It’s regulated, you have to be 21 to buy this stuff. I don’t know why we’re doing this, I can think of a lot of other things we probably shouldn’t be doing either, but we are not going out and making them illegal." 

Powell Republican David Northrup worried that such products could be attractive to school children. But Green River Democrat Stan Blake says there are much stronger legal forms of alcohol currently on the market.