Calculating Effects of Banning and Keeping Kratom Legal

Kratom, known as Mitragyna Speciosa, is an evergreen tree from the same family as the coffee plant. For centuries, locals in East-Asia have harvested and used kratom for general well-being, increasing energy and stamina, as well as pain relief and relaxation. Recently, the natural plant is under attack by government and big pharma through a … More Calculating Effects of Banning and Keeping Kratom Legal

Can Kratom treat depression? Is Kratom safe to use?

Kratom is a natural plant that doctors used in Eastern medicine for thousands of years. They utilized it to treat various ailments including pain, fatigue, inflammation and even depression. While some research suggests that kratom can treat some symptoms of depression, scientists are not yet sure that it is effective.  Read on to find out … More Can Kratom treat depression? Is Kratom safe to use?

Advocates in Oklahoma Call Kratom a Life Saver, Requesting Better Regulation

OKLAHOMA CITY — Federal health officials say kratom is a dangerous substance that has been linked to overdose deaths, but advocates say it’s an herbal supplement to wean themselves off of harmful opioids. Kratom comes from a plant native to southeast Asia. In low doses, it acts as a stimulant similar to caffeine. In higher doses, it … More Advocates in Oklahoma Call Kratom a Life Saver, Requesting Better Regulation

Colorado Town Bans Underage Sale of Kratom, but Keeps General Sale Legal

DENVER — A town south of Denver (Castle Rock) has banned the sale of Kratom to anyone under the age of 18. However, general sale of Kratom still remains legal. The Castle Rock town council approved an ordinance Tuesday that imposes a $300 fine on anyone caught selling Kratom to minors. Late last year, the … More Colorado Town Bans Underage Sale of Kratom, but Keeps General Sale Legal

St. Joseph: Kratom Remains Legal, But Could See Age Restriction

(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) —  Yesterday, St. Joseph’s city council voted down a proposal to ban Kratom, keeping Kratom legal in the city. Before the vote, several people came forward both in support and against the measure. Votes to Keep Kratom Those wanting to keep Kratom legal included current users, who say it has helped with … More St. Joseph: Kratom Remains Legal, But Could See Age Restriction

Considering Kratom as an Alternative to Opioids for Cancer-Related Pain

Kratom is a far more obscure plant than cannabis, but it is similar to the better-known botanical in many ways. Particularly when viewed as a potential therapy for the symptoms of cancer and the side effects of treatment. Kratom and Cannabis Similarities both originated in Asia has been used there for both medical and recreational purposes … More Considering Kratom as an Alternative to Opioids for Cancer-Related Pain

Kratom State Legislation Update – May 2019

Kratom Consumer Protection Acts (KCPA) Nevada AB-303 2019-05-27 – In Assembly 2019-05-24 – Senate – Senate Final Passage (Y: 20 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 1) [PASS] Utah SB-0058 Status: (Passed) 2019-03-26 – Governor Signed in Lieutenant Governor’s office for filing Georgia HB-551 Status: (Passed) 2019-04-26 – Effective Date Arizona HB-2550 Status: (Passed) 2019-04-30 – … More Kratom State Legislation Update – May 2019