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Powdered alcohol was legalized this year and is hitting the marketplace this summer.

But some states have already banned it. 

Last month, Michigan’s Senate said yes – unanimously – to a ban.

A new poll from the University of Michigan finds a majority of the public is right there with the state senators. 

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The state Liquor Control Commission is unlikely to consider approving sales of powdered alcohol until after state lawmakers decide on a possible ban.

Federal regulators approved a dehydrated alcohol product earlier this year that could be sold in powdered form.  The powder could be rehydrated to create a six-ounce cocktail. 

Steve Carmody / Michigan Radio

A new poll shows strong support for efforts in Michigan and other states to ban the sale of powdered alcohol.

A federal panel approved the sale of powdered alcohol earlier this year.  Powdered alcohol would be sold in foil packets and enable a person to just add water to create an instant cocktail. 

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Michigan would see a ban on the sale of e-cigarettes to minors and a ban on the sale of powdered alcohol to anyone, under bills approved this week by a Senate committee.  

The bills also would prohibit the possession and use of e-cigarettes by minors. And the possession and use of powdered alcohol would be illegal for everyone regardless of age.