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

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

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

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

AKA’s Follow Up Statement to the FDA

PETITION BY THE AMERICAN KRATOM ASSOCIATION TO REVIEW AND CORRECT THE FDA’S PUBLIC HEALTH ADVISORY ON KRATOM November 15, 2017 — The American Kratom Association (AKA), represents more than 3 million adult consumers of the botanical kratom in the United States. The AKA hereby files this Formal Dispute Resolution (FDR) petition with the FDA and … More AKA’s Follow Up Statement to the FDA