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Hawaii Legislature moves to ban powdered alcohol

HONOLULU (AP) - The Hawaii Legislature is passing a bill to ban powdered alcohol before the product has gone on sale in the state.

The Senate approved the bill Tuesday. It has already cleared the House so it now goes to Gov. David Ige for his review.

The powder product makes cocktails and other alcoholic drinks when it's mixed with water. It won federal approval in March.

A half-dozen states have already banned powdered alcohol and approximately 30 states introduced legislation this year to follow suit.

Some ban proponents fear that people mixing drinks from a pouch full of powdered alcohol could make drinks that are too strong.

Republican Sen. Sam Slom says the state could lose potential revenue by banning the product.

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