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

Nevada: 4th State to Sign Kratom Protection Act

NEVADA — On Friday, May 24, Nevada joined Utah, Georgia, and Arizona in signing the Kratom Protection Act. The act brings forth laws that protect consumers from dangerously adulterated Kratom products and sets the stage for more states to join in this important effort. Kelly Dunn and his team at Urban Ice Organics, a Nevada-based … More Nevada: 4th State to Sign Kratom Protection Act

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