ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The Maryland House of Delegates has voted to ban powdered alcohol.
The House passed the measure 119-21 Tuesday.READ MORE: Fire Breaks Out At Camp Airy For Boys In Thurmont, No Injuries Reported
It would prohibit the sale of powdered alcohol from June 1 to June 30, 2016. The measure now goes to the Senate, which approved a two-year ban Monday night.
The two chambers would have to agree on the length of the ban for it to become law.READ MORE: Crime Without Punishment: Homicide Clearance Rates Are Declining Across The US. Baltimore's Is Down To 42%
The U.S. Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau recently approved several labels for a powdered form of alcohol that can be dissolved in a beverage. Several states have recently passed legislation banning it. Concerns have included abuse by minors and the potential to snort the powder.
Comptroller Peter Franchot last month announced a voluntary ban in Maryland between alcohol wholesalers and distributors.MORE NEWS: O'Malley & Brown Tied In Democratic Primary For Maryland Attorney General, Poll Shows
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