The Food and Drug Administration is expected to find that caffeine is an unsafe food additive to alcoholic drinks, essentially banning them, and manufacturers will then be warned that marketing caffeinated alcoholic beverages could be illegal.
The FDA ruling, which could come as soon as this week, "should be the nail in the coffin of these dangerous and toxic drinks," Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., who has pushed the Obama administration to ban the beverages, said Tuesday. Federal regulators would not confirm Schumer's announcement that a ban was imminent.Read more »
The Food and Drug Administration is preparing to ban caffeinated alcohol drinks, which it has been reviewing the drinks since last year. Sen. Chuck Schumer (NY) wrote the FDA will rule that caffeine is an unsafe additive to alcoholic beverages, effectively banning them from the U.S. market.
"Let these rulings serve as a warning to anyone who tried to peddle dangerous and toxic brews to our children. Do it and we will shut you down," wrote Schumer.Read more »
Why did a large number of adults vote against CA's prop 19? Because of the existing reform legalization.Read more »
The Michigan Liquor Control Commission on Thursday banned the drink Four Loko and dozens of similar alcoholic drinks from being sold in the state.
For your protection, of course!
Yet another busybody bureaucrat involving himself in matters he has no business being involved in. Oh wait, he needs to save the children!Read more »
The City of Austin has a problem: fewer people are driving while legally drunk, causing DWI ticket revenues to plummet. Thankfully, Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo has a solution: create a new class of "crime" called "Driving While Ability-Impaired". Ladies could help fund the city budget after only one drink with a BAC of 0.05%, whereas most men would need at least two.Read more »
Hear Neill Franklin, Executive Director of LEAP (Law Enforcement Against Prohibition), speak on the problems and costs of the war on drugs, and the reasons society would be better off if it were ended.Read more »
First episode of Boardwalk Empire, HBO's new show about alcohol prohibition.Read more »
This chart shows homicide rates since 1900. It's amazing how drug and alcohol prohibition has affected the rates.Read more »
"It's kind of pointless," said University of Missouri sophomore Brittany May after purchasing a K2 alternative called "BoCoMo Dew" at a Columbia smoke shop. "They're just going to come up with another thing."Read more »
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