• County Supervisors Seek More Info On Kratom, Hear From Supporters

    County Supervisors Seek More Info On Kratom, Hear From Supporters0




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    SAN DIEGO — San Diego County supervisors Tuesday stopped short of declaring a medicinal plant a public nuisance, after hearing from users who said it has eased their chronic pain and other health issues.

    After hearing from nearly two dozen speakers, the board on a 4-1 vote – with Kristin Gaspar opposed – directed several county agencies to return in 60 days with options, including a possible ban, on kratom.

    The county Health and Human Services Department, Medical Examiner’s Office and the Sheriff’s Department will also consult with the American Kratom Association before making any recommendations regarding the herbal supplement.… Continue reading.

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  • Law easing prohibition on kratom tipped for June

    Law easing prohibition on kratom tipped for June0

    Legal amendments to ease the prohibition on kratom leaves are likely to be wrapped up by June, according to a sub-committee studying the issue.

    Thepthai Senpong, chairman of the sub-committee tasked with solving problems related to the plant, said yesterday that the Narcotics Control Board has provided information on amendments needed to relax the ban.

    These amendments will be put up for concerned agencies to consider before they are handed to the cabinet for deliberation. After that, the amendments will be forwarded to the House of Representatives.

    Mr Thepthai said the legislative process is likely to be completed by June.

    A public hearing on the amendments was conducted via specific locations and through online channels on Jan 17.… Continue reading.

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  • County supervisors ask for more information on Kratom, hear from supporters

    County supervisors ask for more information on Kratom, hear from supporters0

    SAN DIEGO (CNS) – San Diego County supervisors today stopped short of declaring a medicinal plant a public nuisance, after hearing from users who said it has eased their chronic pain and other health issues.

    After hearing from nearly two dozen speakers, the board on a 4-1 vote – – with Kristin Gaspar opposed — directed several county agencies to return in 60 days with options, including a possible ban, on kratom.

    The county Health and Human Services Department, Medical Examiner’s Office and the Sheriff’s Department will also consult with the American Kratom Association before making any recommendations regarding the herbal supplement.

    Continue reading.
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