Skip to comments.No Vices: Ill. Eyes Bans on Powdered Alcohol and Caffeine, E-cigs
Posted on 04/02/2015 8:33:01 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Illinois lawmakers are close to banning or partially banning new versions of some of the most popular products on any convenience store shelf.
The Illinois state Senate is poised to vote on two proposed laws outlawing powdered alcohol, often called Palcohol, and powdered caffeine.
Chicago Democrat Ira Silverstein is pushing the powdered alcohol ban, and the proposal cleared a legislative committee last week.
Illinois Watchdog reached out to Silverstein, but he did not immediately return our calls.
Silverstein has said, however, that he's afraid for young people.
"It's the type of item that can be sprinkled on food or put in drinks," Silverstein told the State Journal Register.
But Sherzod Abdukadirov, a research fellow at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, said the fear about what could possibly, maybe, perhaps, occur is a dangerous one.
"The problem with banning [these things] proactively is that you're actually focusing on hypothetical risks," Abdukadirov said. "And there are some many hypothetical risks, that if we keep chasing every potential or possible harm our job will never be done."
Abdukadirov said the proposed bans are real-life examples of the precautionary principal.'
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Nanny State PING!
Is powdered alcohol regulated by the state alcohol bureau and if not why not?
Is this available at convenience stores that are not permitted to sell liquor?
I’m okay with it, just asking about availability.
And corporate bars (like House of Blues with beer priced between $9-12 a serving and wells that start at $10) would be one of the chief businesses against consumers bringing this product into their establishment to circumvent the high price model.
Well heck yeah, we've all seen that opinion borne out in the examples of Obama's election, the gay agenda and Boehner's leadership.
Silverstein has said, however, that he’s afraid for young people.
I see the irrationality of the left.
Neither caffeine nor e-cigs are vices. Not in any meaningful sense of the word.
Thanks for the ping!
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