Celebrity rapper Snoop Dog and brewer Pabst have been told to stop marketing Blast by Colt 45, a high-alcohol flavoured malt drink that’s been called a “binge in a can”.

Attorney generals from 16 US states wrote to ask Texas-based Pabst Brewing Co to halt the sales of the drink, which contains 12 percent ABV and is sold in 23.5-oz cans with brightly coloured graphics and youth-friendly flavours such as grape, strawberry lemonade, strawberry watermelon and blueberry pomegranate.

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