Joe Rogan Experience Podcast #1296 – ‘Too Much’ Kratom Gets You High!

Joe Rogan has been a major proponent of the Kratom market due to his large following. In his past few videos, he has shed some positive light on Kratom, acting as an advocate of sorts. Yesterday, he posted another YouTube video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZFjpBvbGbGo) which requires some clarification. Taking (Too Much) Kratom gets you high – Although … More Joe Rogan Experience Podcast #1296 – ‘Too Much’ Kratom Gets You High!

Florida Shop Owner says Kratom Improves Quality of Life ‘Significantly’, While Customer Seeks More Regulation

In Florida, kratom is legal to possess and available at local head shops, vape shops, and even in cocktail bars, such as bars in West Palm Beach, Delray Beach, and South Beach. However, similar to many other states in the US,  there have been efforts to enact bills that make kratom illegal to possess in Florida. For example, SB 11 (in … More Florida Shop Owner says Kratom Improves Quality of Life ‘Significantly’, While Customer Seeks More Regulation

NIDA Awards University of Florida College of Pharmacy $3.4 Million Kratom Grant ($7.9 Million in Total)

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) has awarded researchers at the University of Florida College of Pharmacy an additional $3.4 million grant to study the effects of kratom. … More NIDA Awards University of Florida College of Pharmacy $3.4 Million Kratom Grant ($7.9 Million in Total)

Kratom Bans Spreading in Mississippi – How to Fight Back

According to a recent report by the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal, a total of 28 counties and cities in the region have criminalized the possession and sale of kratom. This initiative has been led by the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics (MBN) and a Columbus-area anti-kratom group. Argument against Kratom A spokesman for the MBN said the … More Kratom Bans Spreading in Mississippi – How to Fight Back

Michigan Man Illegally Imported and Distributed Kratom – Sentenced to 2 Years in Prison

May 8, 2019 — Matthew Dailey, 36, of Royal Oak, Michigan, was sentenced today to 2 years in prison for unlawfully importing kratom and selling it through unapproved claims that it could treat serious diseases and medical conditions, including chronic pain and Lyme disease. In a press release from the U.S. Department of Justice, Dailey … More Michigan Man Illegally Imported and Distributed Kratom – Sentenced to 2 Years in Prison

Powerful Congressional Committee is now Recommending Clinical Trials of Kratom

The House Appropriations Committee is recommending that kratom be studied because of its “potential promising results” in treating chronic pain. The recommendation is as follows: budget $3 million for research into kratom and CBD as alternatives for treating pain. conduct trials in “geographic regions hardest hit by the opioids crisis.” Here’s the full report sent to Congress: https://appropriations.house.gov/sites/democrats.appropriations.house.gov/files/FY2020%20LHHS_Report.pdf In the … More Powerful Congressional Committee is now Recommending Clinical Trials of Kratom

Kratom Ban Sought by St. Charles County Executive

May 7, 2019 — St. Charles County Executive Steve Ehlmann will ask the County Council on May 13 to consider banning Kratom and related substances. “In St. Charles County, we don’t think a warning is enough,” Ehlmann says. “Dr. Mary Case, St. Charles County’s Chief Medical Examiner, told me Kratom has played a role in … More Kratom Ban Sought by St. Charles County Executive

BREAKING NEWS: 2 States Signed “Kratom Consumer Protection Act”

In the last 2 weeks, Governor Kemp of Georgia State and Governor Ducey of Arizona State both signed the “Kratom Consumer Protection Act” which prohibits the sale of kratom products to minors and creates requirements for product labels. In the United States, kratom is unregulated federally, therefore each individual state has the power to regulate … More BREAKING NEWS: 2 States Signed “Kratom Consumer Protection Act”

VICE: New Report on Kratom Overdoses Is Scary But Misleading

The key point: “Almost all of those who tested positive for kratom also tested positive for other substances.” Kratom has grown in popularity over the past few years, largely thanks to testimonials from people who say it has helped them quit opioids and manage chronic pain. But that popularity has brought negative attention from government … More VICE: New Report on Kratom Overdoses Is Scary But Misleading

VICE: Thousands of People Are Fighting to Keep Kratom Legal

Kratom’s Battle with the FDA and DEA Late last year, the Drug Enforcement Administration announced a plan to temporarily place kratom on the list of Schedule 1 drugs, including heroin, LSD, marijuana, and MDMA—those defined as unsafe, having no accepted medical use in the United States, and with a high potential of abuse. Previously, kratom had largely … More VICE: Thousands of People Are Fighting to Keep Kratom Legal