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

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

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

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