Earlier this week there was breaking news about a new product approved for sale in the USA called Palcohol, which is powdered alcohol consumers can mix with the beverage of their choice. Within 24-hours of that announcement, the government said it needed more time before Palcohol could be sold. What are the pros and cons of powdered alcohol and is it a good idea to have such a lethal product sold in this type of concentration? On the pros side, people who like to have an occasional alcoholic beverage would be able to easily carry small packages of Palcohol in their pocket or purse making it a great thing to have when flying on an airplane where the price for a mixed drink is outrageously expensive or when visiting other venues where the consumption of alcohol is allowed. The price of Palcohol was not released, but my guess is it will be cheaper than purchasing a bottle of booze at a liquor store. The biggest think on the pros side for people who drink alcohol is the convenience of having their favorite drink available wherever they might travel or for a night cap in their own home before bed. The cons of allowing Palcohol to be sold are many and all of them involved some fool making a bad choice with a product like this one. The biggest thing on the cons side is the danger that children will use powdered alcohol to get drunk or even worse they will attempt to snort Palcohol for a quicker high. Experts say such conduct could lead to a fast death depending on the alcohol volume consumed. Another problem that goes along with any type of alcohol is that some people do not have an off switch when it comes to knowing when to stop. While Palcohol can and will be abuse, that is not a good enough reason to keep it off the market. If people wanted totally safe homes, electricity and natural gas would never be allowed, because when misused they are very dangerous. I expect Palcohol to be released with various amounts of alcohol content sometime in the near future.