Letters To The Editor

June 26, 2014

Letters to the Editor: June 26, 2014

Defends Palcohol

TO THE EDITOR: I’m the creator of Palcohol powdered alcohol. 

An editorial was written about Palcohol in this publication on June 18 that not only got basic facts wrong but took an ignorant position about powdered alcohol.

Unfortunately, making uninformed opinions isn’t exclusive to the media. The sponsors of the two bills in the New York Legislature initiated the bills without knowing the facts or the truth about powdered alcohol. 

Palcohol is a revolutionary new product that has many positive uses. Proposed applications span many fields, including solutions to problems in medicine, manufacturing, energy, food and beverage, the military, recreation, etc.

Why would anyone call for a ban of a product that can save individuals and businesses money, lower the carbon footprint and provide sometimes life-saving solutions to real-world problems?

Because they’re ignorant. 

People have got caught up in the hysteria about the imagined misuses of it, like snorting it, smuggling it into venues, spiking drinks, etc. All of those are completely misguided, and I explain why in the video on my website.

It concerns me that this paper is urging the New York Assembly to act immediately to ban the product.

America is not about banning things that are a benefit to society because of the irresponsible actions of a few. Otherwise we would ban knives, cough syrup, mouthwash, tampons and just about every other product on the market that can be abused or used irresponsibly.

Palcohol should not be banned. It should be taxed and regulated, just like liquid alcohol.

I urge the media, lawmakers and anyone interested in knowing the truth about powdered alcohol to visit, read about it and watch the video.

Then contact your representative in the New York Assembly to tell them that banning Palcohol is not the solution.

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