In three months, purchasing, possessing or selling powdered alcohol in the state of Connecticut will become illegal, thanks to Public Act No. 15-24.
The first section of An Act Concerning Alcoholic Liquor defines powdered alcohol as “molecularly encapsulated alcohol in powdered form that may be used in such form or reconstituted as an alcoholic beverage when mixed with water or other liquid.”
Under Connecticut’s new law, which goes into effect Oct. 1:
- Any person who “knowingly purchases or possess powdered alcohol” will be fined $100 for the first offense, $250 for the second and $500 for subsequent offense.
- Anyone who “knowingly sells powdered alcohol” will be fined $250 for the first offense, $500 for the second and $1,000 for each subsequent offense.