Senator Brooks took the time to meet with Lindy Cares Youth to talk about prevention and the growing concern around youth misuse of Vaping products and the adverse health effects that have yet to be studied and evaluated. Lindy cares youth seek to minimize instances of respiratory issues and lung damage caused by harmful chemicals and additives commonly used in vape “juice” and flavoring.
An Ohio lawmaker on Tuesday submitted a bill to legalize kratom, a controversial supplement held up by proponents and users as an opioid withdrawal treatment.
The Ohio Board of Pharmacy is considering listing kratom as a Schedule I Controlled Substance in Ohio, putting it in the same category as drugs like heroin, effectively banning it.
If approved, Rep. Gary Scherer’s proposed Kratom Consumer Protection Act would keep the supplement legal under state law.
A Circleville Republican, Scherer said in a phone interview with The Dispatch that he is aware of the arguments for and against kratom, but believes Ohio legislators should have the chance to debate the issue.… Continue reading.