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

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

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

Utah Becomes First State to Sign the ‘Kratom Protection Act’

UTAH — Senator Curt Bramble, has introduced Senate Bill 58, the “Kratom Consumer Protection Act.” He emphasized the importance of this bill, as it sets some regulation around how Kratom is sold in Utah. “So long as it’s pure, properly labeled and there’s disclosures,” he said. As this is a bill that protects consumer safety, … More Utah Becomes First State to Sign the ‘Kratom Protection Act’

FDA Targeting Kratom Manufacturer Based on Misleading Data

On February 2018, the FDA published the results of a basic computer model and misleadingly declared kratom an opioid, declaring it as a problem rather than a possible painkiller. It followed up within two weeks by issuing a “voluntary destruction” and recall to a Missouri-based manufacturer of more than 142,000 kratom-containing capsules, along with just … More FDA Targeting Kratom Manufacturer Based on Misleading Data

AKA 13 April Webinar – Replay

The AKA, the American Kratom Association (www.americankratom.org) is the main organization fighting to keep kratom available for the people of the U.S. Every day, they work relentlessly to educate congress and law-makers through advocacy and lobbying efforts. Through the works of Susan Ash and her team, hundreds of thousands of lives have been positively affected, … More AKA 13 April Webinar – Replay