• New CBD retail store opens in Rockford

    New CBD retail store opens in Rockford0

    ROCKFORD (WREX) — A privately-owned CBD company has opened up a retail shop in Rockford.

    CBD Kratom is located at 6430 E. State St. and celebrated their opening day on Nov. 29.

    The store currently has ten locations throughout the Chicago area and this is the first location in Rockford.

    Customers can find over 300 products including edibles, creams, oils and skin care.

    “Our CBD products are grown naturally in Colorado and Oregon and our Kratom is sourced from Indonesia. Through our close relationships with our farmers, we can ensure our customers are getting the highest quality products when they purchase from any of our locations,” says Dafna Revah, one of the business owners.

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  • Controversial Kratom Store Comes To Carlsbad, CA

    Controversial Kratom Store Comes To Carlsbad, CA0

    CARLSBAD, CA – 12-04-2019 (PRDistribution.com) — Bumble Bee Botanicals announces the grand opening of their fifth kratom retail store in the US and second kratom retail store in San Diego county. 

    Located in Carlsbad Village, the store is intended to serve North County San Diego residents with high quality, lab tested kratom products at reasonable prices with exceptionally friendly customer service. Kratom has been a popular but controversial supplement in the United States over the past 5 years. Kratom is illegal in the city limits of San Diego and Oceanside but legal throughout the rest of San Diego county.

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  • Kratom abuse popping up more often at addiction treatment centers, expert says

    Kratom abuse popping up more often at addiction treatment centers, expert says0


    The CDC says kratom, an herbal supplement, was a cause of deaths in 91 fatal overdoses in the United States from July 2016 to December 2017. USA TODAY

    There’s not much solid data about how widespread the use of a psychoactive plant called kratom is in the U.S.

    But if what Dr. Marvin Seppala is seeing in addiction treatment centers all over the country is any indication, use of kratom isn’t just on the rise, it’s becoming normalized.

    “What we’re seeing is regular use of it, especially in adolescents and young adults,” said Seppala, chief medical officer at the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation and a 2018 CivicCon speaker. “It really fits in with alcohol, marijuana and tobacco. It’s legal, so it’s really easy for kids to get a hold of, and they’ll try it to see what it does to them.”

    Kratom is a plant that grows naturally in southeast Asian countries such as Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia.… Continue reading.

  • Study outlines concerns around natural psychoactive substances

    Study outlines concerns around natural psychoactive substances0

    New research finds that over a period of 17 years, people in the United States increased their use of natural psychoactive substances, believing them to be safe. This has led to many reports of adverse symptoms in adults and children alike.

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    Kratom and other natural psychoactive substances may need tighter regulations.

    People have been using natural psychoactive substances for hundrends, or even thousands, of years in traditional medicine and as a part of spiritual practices.

    Because these substances come from sources such as plants and mushrooms, many people believe them to be safe to use.

    However, because they interfere with biological processes in the central nervous system, they can be a threat to human health.… Continue reading.

  • Kratom and CBD use on the rise in Paso Robles

    Kratom and CBD use on the rise in Paso Robles0

    California is known for welcoming intercultural diversity, that is why this state is flocked with tourists every year. No one can deny the fact; there are several cities that make their way in the news for all the wrong reasons. One important information that has come out of extensive research by the government is the rising popularity of CBD and kratom in Paso Robles.

    The market is flooded with kratom and CBD products because there is not much regulation by the FDA. The popularity of these two herbs has increased in Paso Robles so much that certain shops have openly started selling them both.… Continue reading.

  • Natural psychoactive substances trigger many calls to U.S. poison centers

    Natural psychoactive substances trigger many calls to U.S. poison centers0

    Exposure to natural substances with psychoactive effects — including marijuana, kratom, magic mushrooms and nutmeg — triggered more than 67,300 calls to U.S. Poison Control Centers over nearly two decades.

    That’s an average of 3,743 calls a year between January 2000 and December 2017, or about 10 calls a day, according to researchers at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. About nine in 10 cases occurred at a home, 64 percent involved males, and most cases were in people older than 19 (41 percent), or aged 13 to 19 (35 percent).

    The substances most often involved were marijuana (47 percent); anticholinergic plants such as jimson weed (21 percent); and hallucinogenic mushrooms (16 percent).… Continue reading.